Medieval battle

Mongol Otrar Campaign 1219-20

Medieval battle Mongol Siege 27 Min Read

Khwarezmid Empire (1190–1220), on the eve of the Mongol conquests It is sometimes said that Genghis’s reponse to the Otrar atrocity was tardy and that two years went by before he made his move. In fact his riposte was remarkably rapid. While making elaborate plans for a grand rendezvous of the majority of his forces on the upper Irtysh, he…

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Battle of Mons-en-Pevele

Mons-en-PĂ©vèle, aoĂ»t 1304 (French Edition) (French) Paperback – July 25, 2015 by GĂ©rard Hugot (Author) After the victory at the battle of Arques, Willem van JĂĽlich’s rebel Flemish army marched against the French-allied Tournai, but the town did not fall. However, Philip IV (the Fair) was not ready to send…

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Battle of Poitiers 1356 – Hundred Years’ War I

19 September 1356 On the morning of the battle (19 September), the sun rose a little before six o’clock, the day promised to be warm and clear. Cardinal Talleyrand made a final fruitless visit to the English camp in the hope of preventing a confrontation. Once more, the prince appears…

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Battle of Poitiers 1356 – Hundred Years’ War II

unknown artist; The Battle of Poitiers, 19 September 1356; Kirklees Museums and Galleries; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/the-battle-of-poitiers-19-september-1356-22080 Animated Maps: Poitiers 1356, the Battle Analysis of the Battle The sources for the battle of Poitiers are difficult, often contradictory and lacking detail. They include chronicles and campaign letters which need to be used in…

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THE KNIGHT IN BATTLE

This late 15th-century picture of the battle of Neville’s Cross in 1346 shows fallen warhorses. Despite their power, horses proved vulnerable to English archers, especially when using hunting broadhead arrows with wide cutting surfaces. This late 15th-century depiction from Jean Froissart’s Chroniques of the battle of CrĂ©cy on 26 August…

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Arrows Versus Armour: The Minefield of Opinions

Archers carried specialist arrows, bodkins with needle-pointed heads to punch through mail links, or armour-piercing heads perhaps tipped with steel to penetrate steel plates. Tests have shown that the spin of the arrow in flight enables the head, striking at right angles, to drill a hole into armour plate. The…

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Vaslui: A Great Christian Victory

At the beginning of January 1475, the Ottoman army entered Moldavia, in search of a decisive clash with Stephen’s army. The battle took place near the city of Vaslui. The thick fog that day played an important role, making the orientation of the Ottoman army difficult. The first Ottoman attack…

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Tamerlane and the Golden Horde

TAMERLANE (1336–1405). Turkic chieftain and conqueror. He was not Mongol, but sought to trace Mongol…

Armies of the Battle on the Ice 1242

Imposing: This form the helmet of this knight comes from illustrations of the the so-called…

The Battle of Tannenberg 1410 Part I

Background Two conflicts formed the bookends, so to say, of the fourteenth century in Prussia.…

Schiltrons

The origin of the term Schiltron, also variously spelled schiltrum or schiltrone, is obscure. A…