Historythe Battle of Montépilloy In 1429, the king of France, Charles VII, which has just been crowned in Rheims, moves with his army towards Paris. August 4th, the Duke of Bedford, regent of the kingdom of France, leaves Paris with an army of 10.000 men to come to his meeting. The two armies of equal forces spread on August 14th, 1429 close to the village of Montépilloy, located near the town of Senlis.
The English, according to their practice, laid out their archers behind a palisade of piles and carts; opposite, Jeanne d' Arc and its companion Flat-bottom Etienne known as Hire orders the first of the three battles, while Charles VII traverses the troops françaises.
During all the day of August 15th, it is it face to face, in the heated armours with white by a blazing sun, and in a terrible dust. Nobody moves and the battle of Montépilloy will not take place. In fact, some skirmishes occur but not general battle bus on the two sides, prudence prevails. Better is worth to continue the usual play of the seats than all to risk in a great arranged battle where the two chiefs are present. The evening, the king Charles VII left and from went away with its army in Crépy and the Duke of Bedford from went away in Senlis.
Monuments and places of visitThe castle built by Valois (keep in particular).
Personalities related to the communeJeanne d' Arc who slept three nights in the tower of the castle of Montépilloy at the time of the battle against English, in 1429.
- Common of Oise
- Montépilloy on the site of the national geographical Institute
- Montépilloy on the site of INSEE
- Montépilloy on the site of Quid
- Localization of Montépilloy on a chart of France and communes bordering
- Plane on Montépilloy on Mapquest
Notes, sources and references
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