Each In summer, the Blancs-Sablons beach in Le Conquet attracts thousands of tourists who love the fresh air and invigorating baths. How many know that five centuries ago, a fierce naval battle took place in front of this beach, between English sailors and French and Breton sailors? And that the reddened waters of the Iroise Sea have deposited corpses, by the dozen, on the fine sand of this cove.
Guy Le Moing takes us to Le Conquet, Brest and the coasts of Brittany but also far beyond, through Europe at the start of the 16th century where the France of Louis XII and the England of Henry VIII clash. This book also allows you to discover a totally unknown subject, the Renaissance navy.