16 August 1513 – The Battle of the Spurs

| August 16, 2016

16 August 1513 – The Battle of the Spurs

On Tuesday 16th August 1513, the Battle of the Spurs, if it can be called a battle, took place at Guinegate (Enguinegatte) in France. England was allied with the Empire at this point, so the battle was to be between the Holy League (the joint forces of Henry VIII and Emperor Maximilian I) and Francis […]

The Battle of the Spurs – The Battle that Never Was

| August 16, 2010

The Battle of the Spurs – The Battle that Never Was

On this day in history, the 16th August 1513, the Battle of Spurs took place at Guinegate (Enguinegatte) in France. It was a battle between the English, backed by Imperial troops, and the French and is called “the Battle of the Spurs” because the French knights, taken by surprise and realising that they were outnumbered […]

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