Category: MEDIEVAL

The Maid of Orléans : How Joan of Arc defeated the English

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…

The Elite Scottish Warriors who Helped Joan of Arc

The English eventually forced their way across the bridge but were met and outflanked by the larger force. The Duke of Clarence was killed, and…

The English Longbow: Machine Gun Of The Medieval Era

The heavy war arrows used by English longbowmen were able to penetrate leather and cloth armor, iron plate armor, and even some types of steel…

When 5,000 British Archers Defeated Over 30,000 French Knights

Despite the numbers discrepancy, the English combined tactics and superior training to turn what could have been disaster into a resounding and humiliating victory. The…

Was History’s Greatest Ever Military Leader an Unknown Korean Admiral?

Yi had never commanded a navy before, but went on to win 11 naval battles in the first four months of the war. Admiral Yi…

What Was It That Made Mongol Warriors So Unstoppable?

To make the most of what a horse can offer in military terms, a cavalryman has to be an excellent rider. Genghis Khan and his…

When 500 Knights Defeated 40,000 Soldiers From the Ottoman Empire: The Siege of Malta

The assault on the fort failed as defenders used chain shot to destroy the Ottoman siege tower and other siege weapons. Voltaire once said “Nothing…

The Bloody Siege of Rhodes: The Ottomans & Their Unstoppable Empire

Suleiman offered the defenders a deal. They could either surrender, and he would give them food and let them go, or they could continue fighting…

The Impregnable City Walls of Constantinople Finally Fell To a 21-year-old Sultan.

Christian Oord

“Be satisfied with the booty and the captives; the buildings and city belong to me.” Those were the words spoken by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II…

The Order Of The Assassins: Medieval Masters Of Asymmetric Warfare.

Jay Hemmings

Drugs were an integral part of the brainwashing process that the Assassins supposedly used to train young men to become single-minded, fanatical killers. Everyone today…

The Guardians of Scotland & The English Aggressors

Succession Crisis and English Intervention In 1290, Scotland was in crisis. King Alexander III had passed away unexpectedly after falling off his horse and had…

Genghis Khan: A Visionary Leader or a Brutal Conqueror?

Genghis Khan also encouraged philosophers, mathematicians, scientists and artists from all over the empire to meet and work together. Genghis Khan is one of the…