Medieval battle

DYSERT O’DEA, 10 MAY 1318

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“galloglasses” (gallóglaigh, troops of heavy-armored Scots from the Western Isles). The first galloglasses arrived in the mid-thirteenth century, but their numbers were reinforced by political exiles from Scotland after the Bruce wars. They too were billeted on peasant farmers in the Gaelic lordships, an exaction known as “coyne and livery.” Conor O’Dea of Thomond and a small contingent of Munstermen…

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BATTLE OF THE SEINE (1416)

A battle at sea from the Warwick pageant, produced at the end of the fifteenth century. Cannon as well as bowmen can be seen on the ship on the left. Fought on 15 August 1416 in the mouth of the Seine Estuary near HARFLEUR, the Battle of the Seine was…

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Constantinople, 1203 AD

The Venetian Doge Dandolo, meanwhile, launched his own forces against the sea wall. He had built scaling towers, equipped with drawbridges, on the decks of his ships. On the face of it, the contract looked like a windfall. A group of French knights wanted transportation to Egypt to begin a…

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