battle of Castillon

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On 17 July 1453, the English lost Gascony, which they had held for 300 years. An Anglo‐Gascon attack on a fortified artillery park on the right bank of the Dordogne was probably launched without knowledge of the strength of its defence. The assault was repulsed, the English overrun, and Shrewsbury, their legendary 65‐year‐old commander, killed in the rout. Only Calais was left to the English.

Subjects: Military History — British History.

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