Battle of tours

Battle of tours

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  • The French territories had been threatened by the Muslims in Spain in the 700's. The governor of Spain, Abd er Rahman, led his army to take over territories in France.
  • The King of Spain, Duke Eudes, got his army ready before battle. However, Eudes was defeated by Abd er Rahman, and Spain led their great quantity of veterans south.
  • Both armies had a position for the battle so they were ready when either of them came. Neither of the armies tried to attack each other the first few days, just waiting for someone to finally charge. Finally, both teams were ready to battle and the fight began.
  • Spain was trusted and charged in immediately since their armor and weapons had brought them victory in past battles. The Muslims were threatened by the Frankish people during the battle, and they had full-scale retreat. Abd er Rahman tried to stop this and was killed. the Muslims were defeated and returned to their camp.
  • The Muslims had fell and lost their control in the battle. Edward Gibbon says that if Martel had fallen, the Muslims would have easily conquered Europe.
  • Since the king, Abd er Rahman died, the Muslim army's structure collapsed in the war giving them no chance. They had no chance to stab back at the French and they lost. The Franks had celebrated their victory.
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