Battle of Sluys facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBattle 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 ( 1340) was an early and important naval battle of the Hundred Years' War. The English attacked near the port of Sluis and destroyed most of the French fleet. This made it impossible for France to invade England. Nearly all the fighting afterward took place on land in France.
Images for kids
Edward III A portrait from the 18th century
A gold noble coin of 1354, the obverse showing Edward seated in a ship, in commemoration of the battle
In Spanish: Batalla de La Esclusa para niños
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