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Slaget ved Auray


30. September 1541

Hernando de Soto møtte tula-indianerne
Den spanske conquistadoren Hernando de Soto og hans styrke gikk inn i Tula-territoriet i det som i dag er det vestlige Arkansas. Her møtte han sterk motstand fra tula-indianerne.

Spanjolene beskrev dem som de dyktigste og farligste av alle indianerne de hadde møtt. de Soto og hans menn trakk seg etter hvert tilbake til Mississippi-elven.

29. September 1364


Slaget ved Auray
Slaget ved Auray var det avgjørende slaget i den bretonske arvefølgekrigen, som var en konflikt under hunfreårskrigen. Engelsk-bretagniske styrker under Johan av Montfort møtte en fransk-bretagniske hær under Karl av Blois.

Kampen begynte med en skuddveksling mellom franske armbrøstskyttere og engelske bueskyttere. Så gikk ridderne til kamp. Det ble en blodig batalje da begge sider ville få en avgjørelse på en konflikt som hadde dratt ut i tid. Dessuten hadde de stridende partene gitt instruksjoner om å ikke ta fanger. Det ble ikke vist nåde.

De engelsk-bretagniske avdelingene ble angrepet en etter en, men det ble fylt på med reserver. Til slutt måtte Karl av Blois' styrke gi opp. Karl ble drept av en engelsk soldat.


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