July 4th 1187 | The Battle of Hattin

July 4th 1187 | The Battle of Hattin

Battle of Hattin As discussed in our previous post about Outremer (http://www.historynaked.com/twists-turns-outremer/), Queen Sibylla pulled a fast one.  Her brother Baldwin IV was a leper, and his heir was her son by her first marriage, who became Baldwin V.  Little...
August 26th, 1346 | The Battle of Crécy

August 26th, 1346 | The Battle of Crécy

Things were different back in the Middle Ages on so, so many levels. You didn’t get to vote your leaders in, they pretty much decided themselves. Well, that is if other country leaders allowed them to. You see, these were not lawless times … there were processes and...
July 21st, 1861 | The Battle of Manassas: “Bull Run”

July 21st, 1861 | The Battle of Manassas: “Bull Run”

1861, and the United States of America – less than 100 years old at the time – was showing some “growing pains” in the form of a darn good fallout between pals; primarily led by a bloke called “South Carolina,” who tended to be extremely vocal on Facebook and ranted...
July 15th, 1410 | The Battle of Grunwald

July 15th, 1410 | The Battle of Grunwald

Okay … if you’ve been following battles during the Medieval era, you would know that pretty much any old reason was good enough to throw down your pint, pick up a mace, and start caving in skulls like brain-stucco was going out of fashion. But one of the best reasons...
June 18th, 1815 | The Battle of Wavre

June 18th, 1815 | The Battle of Wavre

A couple of days prior, and the French forces under Napoleon had smashed Blücher’s Prussian line at Ligny, sending them reeling into the night and scampering for safety. But it was ultimately a short-lived victory, for it left much of the Prussian forces intact...
June 16th, 1815 | The Battle of Ligny

June 16th, 1815 | The Battle of Ligny

Marshal Blücher held up the field glasses and scanned the ever-forming French lines from his vantage point of Bussy Mill on the heights of Brye. From here he had a commanding position over his entire line, and it was extremely impressive. The area was a watershed...
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