******** NAVAL BATTLE OF SLUYS The English fleet, under Morley and Fitzalan, attacks and destroys the French fleet under Quieret, who is killed James Doyle in A Chronicle of England (1864) 24 June 1340
Reuters / Wednesday, June 01, 2016 A resident brings French baguettes to his mother's flooded house after heavy rain falls in Chalette-sur-Loing Montargis, near Orleans, France, June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
HMS Defense at the Glorious First of June. The Glorious First of June was a naval battle fought on June 1, 1794, during the Wars of the French Revolution. Seeking to attack a grain convoy, Adm. Lord Howe engaged the French fleet in a battle dubbed the Glorious First of June. In the fighting, Howe captured or destroyed seven French ships.