January 5th, 1477 | The Battle of Nancy

January 5th, 1477 | The Battle of Nancy

The 15th Century; you cheeky, cheeky little minx. Don’t like your neighbor? Invade his lands. Fancy a little extra real-estate? Marry into a powerful family. Or kill them, killing them always works. Bored one Sunday afternoon? Exercise those trebuchet arms and throw a...
November 18th, 1601 | Siege of Naģykanizsa

November 18th, 1601 | Siege of Naģykanizsa

The early 17th Century, and not many conversations can be had without the words “Hapsburg” or “Ottoman” creeping in there every other sentence or so.  And let’s face it: even the small nations liked to kick off for just about any old reason, so if you’re talking about...
November 15th, 1315 | The Battle of Morgarten

November 15th, 1315 | The Battle of Morgarten

Some of you may well be scratching your head thinking “battle of the what now?”, but ask any Swedish person and they’d smile right at you, sit you down, give you a pint, and regale you with stories of this fine affair, for it not only secured the autonomy of an...