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...
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...
November 25th, 1177 | The Battle of Montgisard

November 25th, 1177 | The Battle of Montgisard

The Ayyubid: a Muslim dynasty centered in Egypt. Founded in 1171 under Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb; – wait, hold on, that sounds like I just hacked in my throat; let me break out Google Translate. Let’s see, apparently he was called “Saladin.” Ahh yes, I’ve...