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A city in west central France, capital of the former province of Poitou. It was the site in ad 507 of the defeat of the Visigoths by Clovis and in 732 of Charles Martel's victory over the invading Muslims. In 1356 the city fell to the English forces of Edward, the Black Prince, but was reclaimed by the French some thirteen years later.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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