What happened at the battle of tours and why is the battle significant
At the Battle of Tours near Poitiers, France, Frankish leader Charles Martel, a Christian, defeats a large army of Spanish Moors, halting the Muslim advance into Western Europe. Abd-ar-Rahman, the Muslim governor of Cordoba, was killed in the fighting, and the Moors retreated from Gaul, never to return in such force. It was important as it stopped the spread of Islam (the Muslim belief) and let Christianity continue flourishing. If not for the Christians winning, the primary religion of the United States would be Islam.