aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

You win some, you lose some

Tomorrow, Oct. 10, is the anniversary of Charles Martel's victory of the Islamic hordes in the Battle of Tours in 732. Next Wednesday, Oct. 14, is the anniversary of the defeat of Harald II and the English by the hands of the Norman banditti at the Battle of Hastings, 1066. I'm glad Charles won; I wish Harald had.

Both battles are among the most pivotal in world history, though I think Tours turned out to be more important than Hastings in the long run, at least for those of us who are glad of the achievements of the Church (and Western civilization) through the ages.
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