Bouvines


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Noun1.Bouvines - in 1214 the French under Philip Augustus defeated a coalition formed against him in one of the greatest battles of the middle agesBouvines - in 1214 the French under Philip Augustus defeated a coalition formed against him in one of the greatest battles of the middle ages
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1214: Philip II of France defeats allied English, Holy Roman Empire and Flemish armies at the Battle of Bouvines, leading to the loss of most of the Continental part of King John of England's Angevin empire.
Practically the entire Flemish nobility was soon in open rebellion against Philip, only to suffer defeat at the Battle of Bouvines in 1214.
Mas na tradicao dos Annales, quando se afastaram os paradigmas originais, havia a vontade de revolucionar os generos mais classicos--a batalha de Bouvines, com Duby (1973), e Sao Luis, com Le Goff (1996); dizer que se podia fazer uma historia inovadora atraves dos generos mais classicos.
In 1204 he lost Normandy, and in 1214 he lost the rest of the Angevin holdings in Europe at the battle of Bouvines. The most powerful barons in England had chafed under John's often arbitrary and capricious rule, particularly his continuing demands for more money to regain lost territories on the continent.
And again, in 1214, he was defeated by the French at Bouvines. John therefore was mocked as "King Lackland" and "King Softsword."
John's 1215 campaign was a notable failure, ending in defeat at the Battle of Bouvines and an unpopular truce that obliged John to pay compensation to Philip.
TODAY FEAST PANTALEON 1214: Philip II's French army beat a combined English and Holy Roman Empire force at the Battle of Bouvines, leading to the loss of English king John's lands in France.