Battle of Najera, 3 April 1367
Castilian ships played a major part in the French naval strategy during the Hundred Years War. As a result, England became involved in internal Castilian politics, and when Peter I, the Cruel, was deposed by his illegitimate brother Henry of Trastamara, an English army led by Edward, the Black Prince, went to his aid. At Najera, close to Burgos, his army met and destroyed the army of Henry of Trastamara and his French allies (led by Bertand du Guesclin , restoring Peter to his throne. Unfortunately for the English, he was soon deposed again, and Castilian ships continued to aid the French.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (22 August 2000), Battle of Najera, 3 April 1367, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_najera.html