ANNIVERSARY: The Battle of Tours……10 October, 732 A.D.
The battle of Tours, or Poitiers, as it should be called, is regarded as one of the decisive battles of the world. It decided that Christians, and not Moslems, should be the ruling power in Europe. At a time when many parts of the old Roman and Persian empires were falling under Muslim rule, Charles “The Hammer” Martel is credited as the savior of Christianity and Europe. The grandson of Charles Martel would be remembered as the Father of Europe. His name was Charlemagne and he was the greatest king of the dark ages.