Medieval Warfare Blog

  • How Well Do You Know the Vikings?

    Here are ten questions to challenge your knowledge of the Vikings and the Norse world. Read more
  • Top 10 Battles of the Fifth Century

    Here is our list of ten most important battles of the fifth century. 1. Battle of Châlons (451) A medieval illustration of the Battle of... Read more
  • A Chinese Invasion of Korea in 645

    China and Korea have a long history with each other - often involving conflict, but also with trade and cultural exchange. This is reflected in... Read more
  • Why The Gunpowder Age is a must-read

    Tonio Andrade’s The Gunpowder Age: China, Military Innovation, and the Rise of the West in World History has been named one of the winners of... Read more
  • The ‘Everlasting Fighting’ between Elephants and Dragons

    A quick look at medieval illustrations of elephants reveals that they are often depicted in combat with dragons. The serpent is shown having wrapped its... Read more
  • The Funny Condottieri

    Italian warfare during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries was often dominated by mercenary groups known as condottieri. Armies of these soldiers roamed throughout the city... Read more
  • The Ideal Knight

    What are the characteristics of an ideal knight? It would be a hard question to answer, even if you lived in the Middle Ages, as... Read more
  • Three Tales of the Templars, by Jacques de Vitry

    As the fame of the Knights Templar grew in Europe during the twelfth and thirteenth-centuries, countless stories must have been told about their exploits. Few... Read more
  • The Battle of Frankenhausen

    One of the key battles of the German Peasants’ Revolt took place in central town of Frankenhausen. That region had seen a large outbreak of... Read more
  • Stupid Reasons to Go to War in the Middle Ages

    “Our greatest conflicts have ridiculous origins and causes. Just think how our last duke of Burgundy ruined himself by a quarrel over a cartload of... Read more

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