Category: MEDIEVAL

Civil wars contain challenges on a number of levels. The often tortuous family trees of medieval monarchs combined with many ambitious minor officials who hardly…

This true story details the actions of an aggressive warrior emperor from China’s less well known period of disunion. This was the largest time frame…

In medieval times, war in Europe could be a complicated business involving allegiances and family interests that could span the entire continent. Up until late…

The Fantastic Find The Battle of Visby in 1361 was not a particularly important battle in history. An army of Danes led by their king,…

Most military commanders will think twice about an attack unless they have an advantage in numbers over the enemy. However, in 1532 a Spanish conquistador…

The Battle of Velbazhd was fought between the Kingdom of Serbia under Stefan Uroš III, known as Stefan Dečanski, and the Bulgarian Empire under Michael…

On September 10, 1547, the national armies of England and Scotland fought in a pitched battle at Pinkie Cleugh. Though no one knew it at the…

Until their unification in the 17th century, England and Scotland had a long history of war against each other. The greatest battle of these conflicts…

The Battle of Bosworth Field was fought on the 22nd of August 1485 outside the small town of Market Bosworth, England. It was one of…

A man in the midst of a mid-life crisis is not a pretty sight. His mood can trigger all kinds of ill-advised behavior and foolish…

Defying a king is no way to win medals, approval, or an invitation to court. Under certain kings of England, defiance could lead to time…

At the Siege of Orleans in 1429, in yet another brutal phase of the Hundred Year’s War, the English suffered a major blow to their…