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Barfleur

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Barfleur is a commune in the Manche department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France. It is twinned with Lyme Regis in the United Kingdom.HistoryMiddle AgesIn the Middle Ages Barfleur was one of the chief ports of embarkation for England. 1066 - A large medallion fixed to a rock in the harbour marks the Norman departure from Barfleur before the Battle of Hastings.1120 - The White Ship, carrying Prince William, only legitimate son of Henry I of England, went down outside the harbour, setting the stage for the period of civil war in England known as the Anarchy.1194 - Richard I of England departed from Barfleur on return to England following his captivity by Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor.Later1692 - Battles of Barfleur and La Hogue
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