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Battle of Sluys (1340)

A 14th century miniature of the Battle of Sluys

Battle of Sluys,
medieval miniature

The Battle of Sluys (Sluis) was a naval battle and the first major engagement of the Hundred Years’ War fought between France and England from 1337 to 1453. The Battle of Sluys took place off Sluys in Zeelandic Flanders on June 24, 1340 and resulted in the decisive English victory. The English under the command of Edward III demonstrated their naval superiority, while the threat of French invasion of England ceased.

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