Battle of Herrings

Battle of Herrings
a skirmish at Rouvray during the Hundred Years\' War in 1429 over about 500 cartloads of herring under the command of Sir John Fastoff (probably a model for Shakespeare\'s Falstaff) the Duke of Bedford was sending to the army of the Duke of Suffolk besieging Orleans. The attack was beaten off by using the barrels as a barricade

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