“BATTLE OF THE MASTS”

A reconstruction of an Arab dromon-shūnī The shūnī was a general classificatory name for an Arab galley though it is often referred to as a type on its own. Her equivalent was the Byzantine dromon. # The real name of Konstans II (641–68) was Flavios Herakleios, but he was crowned as Constantine and he used […]

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Battle of Curzola (Korčula), (7 September 1298)

The greatest naval battle fought between Genoa and Venice. At war with Venice since 1294, the Genoese sent an armada of more than 90 galleys into the Adriatic in the summer of 1298 under the command of Lamba Doria. The armada was missing some galleys because of a storm, and most of the fleet proceeded […]

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Battle of Tertry, (687)

FRANKS – Scola Heavy Cavalry and Scara Bodyguards   8th Century Frank Scara Pepin II of Herstal Important battle in the rise of the Carolingian dynasty that helped secure the place of the Carolingians in Austrasia and the Frankish kingdom as a whole. Although a decisive victory for Pippin II of Herstal, it was not […]

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Kingdom of Hungary – Clerical Retinues

The erosion of the royal fisc during the course of the late fourteenth and fifteenth centuries made it Increasingly hard for the king to distribute honores to his principal lords. Accordingly, their retention of banderia had to be rewarded not through the gift of offices and lordships but, instead , through payments made from the […]

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A Year of Disasters

1429   RED Territories controlled by Henry VI of England    PURPLE Territories controlled by the Duke of Burgundy    BLUE Territories controlled by Charles    YELLOW Main battles    RED Dots English raid of 1415    BLUE DOTS Joan of Arc’s route to Reims in 1429 The coronation of Henry VI should have been a […]

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“BATTLE OF THE MASTS”

A reconstruction of an Arab dromon-shūnī The shūnī was a general classificatory name for an Arab galley though it is often referred to as a type on its own. Her equivalent was the Byzantine dromon. # The real name of Konstans II (641–68) was Flavios Herakleios, but he was crowned as Constantine and he used […]

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Vaslui: A Great Christian Victory

At the beginning of January 1475, the Ottoman army entered Moldavia, in search of a decisive clash with Stephen’s army. The battle took place near the city of Vaslui. The thick fog that day played an important role, making the orientation of the Ottoman army difficult. The first Ottoman attack caused a certain amount of […]

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Battle of Mons-en-Pevele

Mons-en-Pévèle, août 1304 (French Edition) (French) Paperback – July 25, 2015 by Gérard Hugot (Author) After the victory at the battle of Arques, Willem van Jülich’s rebel Flemish army marched against the French-allied Tournai, but the town did not fall. However, Philip IV (the Fair) was not ready to send an army against the Flemings, […]

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