In 1513 Englad
was at war
. King Henry VIII
landed with the English Army at Calais
and laid siege to the city of Therouanne.
The French king, Louis XII
, sent an army to defeat Henry and save Therouanne. The French army, with glittering armour
and streaming banners, met the English at Guinegate. After a battle with a few casualties, the French turned and fled. Because the French had used their spurs
to make their horses retreat faster, more than they had used their weapons
, the English called this the Battle of the Spurs.