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Battle Name : Bouvines

Date(s) : 27 July 1214

Part of : Franco-Angevin War ,

Outcome : A victory for French Army over Imperial Army

Type of battle : Land


In May 1214 King John of England had been defeated by Prince Louis of France and had retreated to La Rochelle. Emperor Otto of Germany, John's ally, brought Phillip II of France to battle at Bouvines. The superiority of the German foot was not sufficient to defeat the more numerous and well disciplined French knights.