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Tombs of King Clovis II of France (foreground) and Charles Martel in the Basilica of Saint-Denis in Paris.

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Charles Martel — 'The Hammer' — stopped Islamic Moors from sweeping into Europe

THE Battle of Tours took place on Oct. 10, 732 A.D. somewhere between the cities of Poitiers and Tours in Aquitaine in western France 100 years after the death of Muhammad, the founder of Islam — Arabic for “submission — that preaches there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet.