Poll results Volume III

A while ago, we have started a poll with which our readers could vote for the themes of the last four issues of Volume III. This poll has been running for a few months now, and now, two months before the proposal deadline of Medieval Warfare III-3, the time has come to close the poll and share the results with you all.

Here are the new themes for 2013:

Medieval Warfare III-3

  • The First War of Scottish Independence (1296-1328) (67 votes)
  • The Seljuq Turks advancing: Byzantine power in decline (98 votes)
  • Norman succession and Welsh uprising: the start of the Anarchy in Britain (1135-1140) (44 votes)
  • Bulgarian threat to Byzantium: the conquests of Khan Krum (807-813) (56 votes)
  • Dark Age England divided: the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy and the rise of Mercia (43 votes)

Medieval Warfare III-4

  • The Albigensian Crusade (1209-1229) (97 votes)
  • The rise of the Ottoman Empire in the East (1265-1337) (48 votes)
  • Novgorod at its best: the succesful reign of Alexander Nevsky (ca. 1240-1263) (66 votes)
  • Timur versus the Ottoman Empire (60 votes)
  • The decline of Mongol power in Russia: the wars of Prince Dmitry Donskey (37 votes)

Medieval Warfare III-5

  • The War of the Roses begins: attack of the Yorkists (ca. 1455-1460) (61 votes)
  • Clash of characters: Richard I, Saladin and the Third Crusade (57 votes)
  • King Alfred and the Great Heathen Army (865-899) (79 votes)
  • A conqueror in deeds: William’s Norman invasion of England (33 votes)
  • The Knights Templar: organization, equipment and warfare (78 votes)

Medieval Warfare III-6

  • Heroic legends in the Middle Ages (90 votes)
  • Practicing for war: jousting (34 votes)
  • Signal and sign: banners in medieval armies (67 votes)
  • The rise of the cannon (60 votes)
  • Medieval siege weapons (pre-gunpowder) (53 votes)

I would like to thank all of the voters for helping us decide on the themes of Volume III. As mentioned in our blog and newsletter, every voter who sent us his email address after voting had a chance to win a free book. Now that the poll has closed, it is time to randomly select the winners. Congratulations to:

  • Florian Doerschel
  • Aleksander Waldon

They have won a copy of respectively Italian Rapier Combat. Capo Ferro’s ‘Gran Simalcro’, by Jared Kirby (editor and presentor), and The Road to Manzikert. Byzantine and Islamic Warfare 527-1071, by Brian Todd Carey, Joshua B. Allfree and John Cairns.

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