battle of the tours
Updated: 1/30/2020
battle of the tours
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  • Spain ended the peace when the Emporer died so the west people went in and started a battle causing Duke Eudes or the kins to some to die.
  • For six days the two armies watched each other, with just minor skirmishes.
  • The Arabs had prepared less well for the intense cold but did not want to attack what they thought was a numerically superior Frankish army.
  • The fight commenced on the seventh day, as Abd er Rahman did not want to postpone the battle indefinitely.
  • Neither of them wanted to attack.
  • The Arab army retreated back south over the Pyrenees. Charles, who earned his nickname Martel (hammer) in this battle, drove the Muslims in the following years from the area between Arles and Avignon.
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