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Battle of Bouvines

At Bouvines, French king Philip defeated English king John I's allied force of German, Flemish and English armies under the command of his nephew, German king Otto IV. (This was to be coordinated with the opening of a second front in Aquitaine by John.) This ended the king's efforts to recover his Angevin lands. As a military failure it cost John his remaining political capital at home.


Owner/SourceFrench manuscript illuminator and illustrator of the Book of the City of Ladies. Published in the U.S. before 1923 and public domain in the U.S.
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Linked toJohn I, King of England (Military); Otto IV of Brunswick, Holy Roman Emperor (Military); Renaud de Dammartin, Comte de Boulogne, Dammartin, Aumale (Military); Philippe II de France, King of France (Military); William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury (Military); Guillaume des Roches, Seneschal of Anjou (Military)

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