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Herrings, Battle of the

Herrings, Battle of the, 1429, episode in the siege of Orléans by the English in the Hundred Years War. The French, under Jean, comte de Dunois, attacked a supply train commanded by Sir John Fastolf. The English, barricaded behind the wagons with herring barrels, repelled the attack. The action took place at Rouvray, a hamlet NW of Orléans.

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