The year was 1360

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The year was 1360 during the Hundred Year’s War. King Edward III of England led his army of 10,000 men to the gates of Paris. There were many noblemen who was also there. They were met by the defenders of Paris led by Dauphine of France. The English could not breach the defenses, so after a week they left for the City of Chartres leaving a waste to the countryside.

It was Easter Monday on April 13th, when the English arrived at Chartres. The English began to lay siege to the town but the French held. That night, the English made camp close to the city to plan for the next day’s battle. A storm materialized during the night, lightning killed several people, then came the hail with dropping temperatures.

All in all, about 1,000 troops and 6,000 horses died during the storm. Edward was convinced it was a sign from God against him, he dismounted from his horse kneeled and vowed he would make peace with the French. After the storm the Abbot of Cluny arrived with peace proposals, Edward agreed and the next day Edwrd withdrew his forces.

Three weeks later the Treaty of Bretigny was signed marking the end of the first phase of Hundred Year’s War. This is a true story taken from the pages of history. Remember to keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket. You’ll be richer than most people on the planet.  

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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

An interesting story. I don't recall hearing this one before

Apr 14, 2017 04:47 AM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this history lesson.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Apr 14, 2017 04:49 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

He does work in mysterious ways.

Happy Easter.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Apr 14, 2017 05:15 AM #3
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

It seems strange that so many of them under estimated the weather in Europe during times of war

Apr 14, 2017 05:20 AM #4
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

There is a great book by Barbara Tuchman on the 14th century called A Distant Mirror and it is a must read for history buffs.

Apr 14, 2017 05:29 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. The year was 1360 and a bit before my time! So, no clue once again! Enjoy your day!

Apr 14, 2017 05:52 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This was a great read and proves once again that sometings just seem to be based on strange events.

Apr 14, 2017 06:26 AM #7
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray another new history lesson for today....

Apr 14, 2017 06:29 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great history lesson.  Just goes to show a lot was going on in 1360, and recorded for someone like you to share with us.  A

Apr 14, 2017 07:03 AM #9
Rebecca Lewis
ODAT Realty Services, Inc - Grayson, GA

Another fascinating history lesson today. It makes you wonder if it really was a sign or just coincidence. Hope you have a wonderful weekend

Apr 14, 2017 09:27 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I'm liking the history lesson!!!  Did not know this one. Have fun tomorrow with the little round ones. 

Apr 14, 2017 10:27 AM #11
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You are absolutely right about the smile on your face and a penny in your pocket James Dray 

Apr 14, 2017 05:00 PM #12
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Love the fact that you chose an earlier century, James Dray.  As soon as I saw, 'the year was 1360,' I knew I'd love the history lesson of the day. My preferred years are anything between 1st and 17th century.

Apr 14, 2017 06:04 PM #14
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Good morning, my good friend, James Dray.  I love all your posts and look forward to reading them. The wars - Revolutionary and Civil, remind me of some of my elementary and college classes. Have a beautiful Saturday.  

Apr 15, 2017 06:20 AM #15
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning James - I don't remember hearing this specific story.  Thanks for sharing.

Apr 17, 2017 04:39 AM #16
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Sometimes it takes an Act of God for us to wake up and reassess our mission.

Apr 18, 2017 05:11 AM #17
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James, These battles were quite something in their day. 

Apr 18, 2017 04:38 PM #18
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Thanks for sharing this with us - I saw Macbeth Friday night - a little bit of English history is always good to have. 

May 14, 2017 05:52 AM #19
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

6000 horses died  from the hail? No way.  Even 1,000 soliders seems to be an exaggeration. If anything they ran away during the storm heading back home....

As for the peace, it was a respite lasted briefly before the next war.

May 14, 2017 08:07 AM #20
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