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Battle of Poitiers

At the Battle of Poitiers, the isolated and outnumbered army of the Prince of Wales defeated King John II. As at Crécy, the Anglo-Gascon force made good, defensive use of the field by occupying high ground that was broken to their front and offered security to the flanks and rear. Unlike Crécy, John was able to bring up his army in good order. As attrition began to tell for the French, Wales turned their flank with a desperate and wholly unexpected cavalry charge. John and his son Philip were captured on the field.

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Linked toCharles V, King of France (Military); Jean II, King of France (Military); James Audley, KG (Military); Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick, KG (Military); Pierre I de Bourbon, 2nd Duke of Bourbon (Military); Jean de France, Duke of Berry (Military); Louis de France, Duc d'Anjou (Military); Philippe II de France, Duke of Burgundy (Military); William de Montagu, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, KG (Military); Roger de Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March, KG (Military); Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales, KG (Military)

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