The battle of Tours: Foreshadowing the Crusades

Sancerre, Loire, France

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of posts about the Crusades. If you’re interested, I recommend starting with the first one which you can find here. Otherwise enjoy.

The battle of tours was one of the key battles of the medieval era. Some historians suggest that it was one of, if not the key battle that essentially saved Christianity from extinction.


Back in high school, at some point, I was being hassled by this other kid. Not the only time, but one I remember well.

It went on for a couple weeks I can’t remember exactly how long. He was just some local trouble maker, not at all uncommon in my home town. My brother and sister and I would walk to a pick up point after school a ways from the school grounds and every day for at least a week or two he was giving me a real hard time.

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