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Battle of Sluys

English naval forces under the command Edward III defeated the numerically superior French who were chained together in a defensive position off the Flanders' coast. The victory, an opening conflict in the Hundred Years War, gave the English control of the Channel.


Owner/Source Notes A miniature of the battle from Jean Froissart's Chronicles, 15th century. BNF, fr. 2643 fol. 72.
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Linked toEdward III, King of England (Military); William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton, KG (Military); Henry of Grosmont, Earl of Lancaster, KG (Military); Walter de Mauny, Baron Mauny, KG (Military)

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