[MR] Wikipedia: Siege of Orléans, 1429
Garth Groff via Atlantia
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Thu May 7 02:23:56 PDT 2015
On this day in 1429, the French under the leadership of Joan of Arc
broke the siege of Orléans, with the English finally withdrawing on 8
May: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Orléans . Orléans marked the
turning point for the French in the late period of the Hundred Years
War, and opened the way for the recovery of Reims and the coronation of
the Dauphin as Charles VII.
Not often reported, Joan's Vanguard at Orléans included 70 Scottish
archers and 60 Scottish men-at-arms under the command of Sir Patrick Ogilvy.
Lord Mungo Napier, That Crazy Scot
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