Category: MEDIEVAL

Prague Revamp Reveals Jewish Gravestones Used as Cobblestones

Ian Harvey

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 Swoop on a ‘Suspicious’ Medieval Swordsman…He Was Doing Daily Exercise

Ian Harvey

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…

History Hack – Fantastic Podcasts Beating Lockdown Blues

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…

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

Christian Oord

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

Billy Moncure

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

Jay Hemmings

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?

Billy Moncure

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?

Jay Hemmings

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

Billy Moncure

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

Billy Moncure

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…