Contributed by Terry Barnhill on Oct 18, 2006
In 732 AD, Charles Martel, AKA "The Hammer", stopped the Islamic invasion of Europe and preserved the future of Christianity for a thousand years. Was Charles choosen by God?
The date was October 11, 732 A.D. The place was southern France in the modern day province of Poitou-Charentes. On that date, two mighty armies met on a wide rolling plain between the ancient, walled cities of Tours and Poitiers. Their confrontation is known as the “Battle of Tours,” and it