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BATTLE OF THE HERRINGS

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 391 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BATTLE OF THE HERRINGS, the name applied to the action of Rouvray, fought in 1429 between the French (and Scots) and the English, who, under Sir John Falstolfe (or Falstaff), were convoying Lenten provisions, chiefly herrings, to the besiegers of Orleans. (See ORLEANS and HUNDRED YEARS' WAR.)
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