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...
June 24th, 1314 | The Battle of Bannockburn

June 24th, 1314 | The Battle of Bannockburn

You know, in medieval times there were lots of good reasons to call a few mates, get them kitted out in arms and armor, and go and kick in a neighbor’s face: boredom would probably rank up there, but religious differences, ancient disputes over muddy patches of...
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...
October 30th, 1340 | The Battle of Río Salado

October 30th, 1340 | The Battle of Río Salado

Have you heard of the Marinids? No? They ruled Morocco from the 13th to 15th Century’s … still no? Okay, you probably should have, because their administrative and military center was Fes Jdid, and Fes was the LARGEST CITY IN THE WORLD at the time. So who the heck...
September 26th, 1371 | The Battle of Maritsa

September 26th, 1371 | The Battle of Maritsa

Let’s stick with the Ottomans as they rampage across everything in sight, beheading anyone who looks at them funny. Disclaimer: I’ve seen the 27th for this one, but the 26th more often. And it’s the 26th today, so I’m rolling with it. Don’t be hatin’. Disclaimer #2: I...
September 25th, 1396 | The Battle of Nicopolis

September 25th, 1396 | The Battle of Nicopolis

So back in the day a common theme was to go running around the world putting a plate-clad fist onto someone’s kisser just because they didn’t have the same religious bent as your dear self. Pretty much as it is today, but with more swords and sexy armor. The Ottoman...