Medieval warfare
Medieval warfare is the warfare of the Middle Ages. In Europe, technological, cultural, and social developments had forced a dramatic transformation in the character of warfare from antiquity, changin...
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Carcassonne - the enchanting sights of this medieval fortress town in south-central France
Explore the enchanting sights of this medieval fortress town in south-central France. http://on.natgeo.com/2zNTfZy
Macron confirms three dead, 16 injured in France attack
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10 Things You May Not Know About Francis Drake
On April 4, 1581, a few months after he completed a daring circumnavigation of the globe, the British navigator Francis Drake was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I during a ceremony aboard his flagship Go...
The 10 Most Beautiful Snow Castles In the World
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These Graphics Show The Crucial Differences Between The World's 3 Types Of Aircraft Carrier
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Ancient Legendary Origins of the Samurai
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10 awe-inspiring American castles you must visit
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Medieval fortification
Medieval fortification refers to medieval military methods that cover the development of fortification construction and use in Europe, roughly from the fall of the Western Roman Empire to the Renaiss...
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Siege engine
A siege engine is a device that is designed to break or circumvent city walls and other fortifications in siege warfare. Some have been operated close to the fortifications, while others have been use...
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Plate armour
Plate armour is a historical type of personal armour made from iron or steel plates, culminating in the iconic suit of armour entirely encasing the wearer. While there are early predecessors such as t...
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Shield
A shield is a type of personal armor, meant to intercept attacks, either by stopping projectiles such as arrows or redirecting a hit from a sword, mace, battle axe or similar weapon to the side of the...
Shield - Wikipedia
Infantry in the Middle Ages
Despite the rise of knightly cavalry in the 11th century, infantry played an important role throughout the Middle Ages on both the battlefield and in sieges. From the 14th century onwards, there was a...
Infantry in the Middle Ages - Wikipedia
Knight
A knight (/naɪt/) is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a monarch or other political leader for service to the Monarch or country, especially in a military capacity. Historically, in ...
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List of medieval weapons
The following is a list of Wikipedia articles on types of weapons that were in use during the Middle Ages (roughly between the mid 1st to mid 2nd millennia AD).
Swords can be single or double-blad...
Horses in warfare
The first use of horses in warfare occurred over 5,000 years ago. The earliest evidence of horses ridden in warfare dates from Eurasia between 4000 and 3000 BC. A Sumerian illustration of warfare...
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Naval warfare
Naval warfare is combat in and on seas, oceans, or any other major bodies of water such as large lakes and wide rivers.
Mankind has fought battles on the sea for more than 3,000 years. Even in the...
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Muslim conquests
According to traditional accounts, the Muslim conquests (Arabic: الغزوات‎, al-Ġazawāt or Arabic: الفتوحات الإسلامية‎, al-Futūḥāt al-Islāmiyya) also referred to as the Islamic conq...
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Viking Age arms and armour
Knowledge about arms and armour of the Viking Age (end of 8th- to mid-11th-century Europe) is based on relatively sparse archaeological finds, pictorial representation, and to some extent on the accou...
Viking Age arms and armour - Wikipedia
Mongol invasions
Mongol invasions and conquests progressed throughout the 13th century, resulting in the vast Mongol Empire, which, by 1300, covered much of Asia and Eastern Europe. Historians regard the Mongol raids ...
Tatar invasions
The Mongol invasion of Europe from the east took place over the course of three centuries, from the Middle Ages to the early modern period.The terms Tatars or Tartars are applied to nomadic Turkic peo...
Tatar invasions - Wikipedia