Events Leading Up to Battle

Events Leading Up to Battle
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Battle of the Tours comic strip

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  • Events Leading Up to Battle
  • Get out of here, Muslims!
  • Events Leading Up to Battle
  • Involving the Battle
  • The Muslims in Spain for some years threatened French territories.  Duke Eudes had banned them from his territory in 721.
  • Involving the Battle
  • In 732 Abd er Rahman, governour of Spain, marched over the Pyrenees, possibly to end the unrest on his northern border, but more likely to plunder the Frankish territories.
  • Result of the Battle
  • Charles positioned his army at a place where he expected the Muslim army to pass, at a defensive position.
  • Result of the Battle
  • Muslims had in their cavalry, armed with their long lances, long swords and spears, which had brought them victory in previous battles, was not justified.
  • The Arab army retreated back south over the Pyrenees.
  • Some say that if Martel had fallen, then the Muslims would have easily conquered Europe.
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