Battle of Taillebourg, 8 April 1351
Minor battle of the Hundred Years War, notable mainly for the attempt of the French commander, Guy de Nesle, Marshal of France, to counter the English infantry tactics by dismounting a large proportion of his knights, while keeping two groups on horseback for flanking attacks. However, the tactic failed, and de Nesle was captured by the English and had to be ransomed.
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