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  • Writer's pictureGeorge Castrioti

June 19th, 1429 - The Battle of Patay

Conflict: The Hundred Years' War

Combatants: English vs. French

Location: France

Outcome: French victory

After breaking the British siege of Orleans, Joan of Arc launched a surprise attack at Patay. The French army drove the English forces from the Loire Valley and Lord John Talbot was captured.

Battle of Patay by Philippe de Mazerolles

Points of Interest:

  • In the days following the victory at Patay, the French peasantry were roused to engage in guerilla warfare against the English.

  • After Patay, Joan of Arc would lead the French in victories at Troyes, Chalons, and Rheims.

Joan of Arc by John Everett Millais



Dupuy, R. Ernest & Dupuy, Trevor N. (1993). The Harper's Encyclopedia of Military History. New York: HarperCollins.

Eggenberger, David (1985). An Encyclopedia of Battles: Accounts of Over 1,560 Battles from 1479 B.C. to the Present. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.

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