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March 6th, 1426 - The Battle of St. James

Conflict: The Hundred Years' War (1337-1453)

Combatants: English vs. French

Location: France

Outcome: English victory


The English forces of the Duke of Bedford continued the conquest of northern France. In the Battle of St. James Bedford defeated Arthur de Richemont, the Constable of France, and compelled his brother, the Duke of Brittany, to submit to England.


The Duke of Brittany and Constable of France by an unknown artist

Points of Interest:

  • When Henry VI was declared King of France in 1422, the Duke of Bedford was made regent.

  • Arthur de Richemont would later fight int the army of Joan of Arc in 1429 and helped arrange the treaty between France and Burgundy against England.


John, Duke of Bedford by an unknown artist
Arthur de Richemont by Dom Pierre-Hyacinthe Morice


















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Sources:


Dupuy, Trevor N., Johnson, Curt, & Bongard, David L. (1992). The Harper's Encyclopedia of Military Biography. New York: Castle Books (HarperCollins).


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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