Battle of Sluys
|Battle of Sluys|
|Part of the Hundred Years' War|
A miniature of the battle from Jean Froissart's Chronicles, 14th century.
|Kingdom of England||Kingdom of France|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Edward III of England (WIA)||Hugues Quiéret †
Nicolas Béhuchet †
|200–250 ships||190–213 ships|
|Casualties and losses|
|Unknown. Estimated: Several thousand.||16,000–18,000 (La Guerre de 100 Ans by Georges Minois) to 20,000 (Europe: A History by Norman Davies)
Most ships captured
The Battle of Sluys (//; Dutch pronunciation: [slœys]; 1340) was an important battle of the Hundred Years' War. The English destroyed most of the French fleet and made it impossible for France to invade England. Nearly all the fighting afterward took place on land in France.
Sources[change | edit source]
- Mark Traugott (2 December 2010). The Insurgent Barricade. University of California Press. pp. 87–. ISBN 978-0-520-26632-2. http://books.google.com/books?id=yRXPdH7IZjEC&pg=PT87. Retrieved 8 March 2013.