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On This Day in History, August 2

In 1343, Breton nobleman Olivier de Clisson was executed on French soil due to supposed treason in failing to prevent the English capture of Vannes. In response, Jeanne de Clisson, Olivier’s wife, sells their estates and becomes a privateer, assailing French ships along the English Channel as vengeance for her husband’s questionable execution. In 1869,…

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