Date: 18 Jun 1429
Location: Near Patay, slightly north of Orléans, France
Outcome: Decisive French victory
English Leadership: John Fastolf, John Talbot (Surrendered) Thomas de Scales (Surrendered) Sir Thomas Rempston (Surrendered)
English Strength: 5,000, mostly archers
English Casualties: 2,500 dead, wounded, or captured
French Leadership: Jeanne d’Arc, La Hire, Xaintrailles
French Strength: 1,500, mostly men-at-arms
French Casualties: About 100
After the relief of the Siege of Orléans, the French recaptured several English strongholds in the Loire valley. This regained bridges for the subsequent French assault on English and Burgundian territory to the north. Nearly all of France north of the Loire river was under foreign control. The French victory at Orléans had destroyed the only French-controlled bridge. Three smaller battles had recovered bridges along the Loire.
The French Loire campaign of 1429 consisted of five actions:
1. The Siege of Orléans.
2. The Battle of Jargeau.
3. The Battle of Meung-sur-Loire.
4. The Battle of Beaugency.
5. The Battle of Patay.