The Battle of Poitiers was part of the
Hundred Years' War and it
was a bad day for France.
Black Prince captured French King
John II and
put him in the Tower of London.
It took the
of Brétigny to get him out of there. Of course John was
competing to become John the Good and turned himself back in. But
that's another story.
Back to the Battle of Poitiers.
Who was fighting?
England with Edward the Black
Prince, Sir John Chandos, Jean III de Grailly, and about 7,000
troops vs. France with King John II in the lead.
England won the Battle of Poitiers.
And on this map you can trace the march of the Black Prince to
Poitiers, 1355 - 1356:
1327 - 1377
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1356 Battle of Poitiers: Positioning
1356 Battle of Poitiers