Battle of Les Espagnols Sur Mer

Coordinates: 50°52′26″N 0°49′01″E / 50.874°N 0.817°E / 50.874; 0.817

Battle of Les Espagnols sur Mer
Part of the Hundred Years' War

A depiction of medieval naval combat from Jean Froissart's Chronicles, 14th century
Date 29 August 1350
Location Southern coast of England, off Winchelsea
Result Decisive English Victory
Kingdom of England Kingdom of Castile
Commanders and leaders
Edward III of England
Edward, the Black Prince
Charles de la Cerda
50 ships 40 ships
Casualties and losses
At least 2 ships lost 14-26 ships captured
Hundred Years' War
  • Cadsand
  • Arnemuiden
  • English Channel
  • Sluys
  • Saint-Omer
  • Tournai
  • Auberoche
  • Caen
  • Blanchetaque
  • Crécy
  • Calais
  • Neville's Cross
  • Les Espagnols sur Mer
  • Poitiers
  • Jacquerie

The naval Battle of Les Espagnols sur Mer ("the Spaniards on the Sea"), or the Battle of Winchelsea, took place on 29 August 1350 and was a victory for an English fleet of 50 ships commanded by Edward III, with the Black Prince, over a Castilian fleet of 40 ships commanded by Don Carlos de la Cerda. Between 14 and 26 Castilian ships were captured, and some were sunk, while 2 English vessels were sunk and many suffered heavy losses.

Read more about Battle Of Les Espagnols Sur Mer:  Narrative of The Battle

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