Category: MEDIEVAL

Crusades

Weapons are simply an extension of the capabilities of the human body. In practice, though, they have been extremely expensive and complex, with quite literally…

Sometimes, no matter how tactically adept a military force may be, if an opponent suddenly shows up with a particularly advanced or capable weapon, it…

The Medieval era is known for its unique takes on just about everything. From strange hygiene habits to medical practices, it was certainly a different…

Swiss pikemen against German Landsknechts

One of the most formidable military infantries from the Middle Ages was the Swiss pikemen. Despite being a small contingent with little in the way…

The storming of the fortress of Stampace in Pisa, 1568-1571. Artist: Vasari, Giorgio

The constant battle between defenses and breaking those defenses has raged throughout the history of humanity. Today, the war is mostly over, with offensive weapons…

Igor I of Kiev ruled from AD 913 until his death in AD 945. Although he had a relatively long reign, many aspects of his…

A sword, metal pieces of a scabbard, a knight’s belt, and two knives, estimated to be from the battle of the time of the Battle…

Viking fun? Benover, near Yalding is a picturesque low-lying village South West of the town of Maidstone in Kent, South East England. Once a proud…

Redevelopment work being undertaken in Prague has revealed a gruesome secret. Many of the paving stones that have been listed have been found to have…

Police were called to a park at Hendre Lake in St. Mellons, Cardiff, Wales, UK. They had received a disturbing report of a medieval swordsman…

Timing, as they say is everything. With everyone currently at home under confinement there has never been a better time to launch a series of…

An old prophecy said that a virgin from the people would save France after a queen from abroad would nearly destroy the kingdom. This young…