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Roncesvalles, Battle of Line breaks: Bat¦tle of Ronces|valles
Pronunciation: /ˈrɒnsəval/

Definition of Roncesvalles, Battle of in English:

A battle which took place in 778 at a mountain pass in the Pyrenees, near the village of Roncesvalles in northern Spain. The rearguard of Charlemagne’s army was attacked by the Basques and massacred. French name Roncevauxʀɔ̃svo.

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