Tag Archives: Battles

Strategies of War in Westeros

Introduction: George R.R. Martin’s Westeros seems to have an unreasonably large number of battles compared to the real Middle Ages. In A Clash of Kings there are no less than five field actions during the course of Robb Stark’s one-year … Continue reading

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King John and the French invasion of England

    “The whole land was covered with these limbs of the devil like locusts, who assembled to blot out everything from the face of the earth; for, running about with drawn swords and knives, they ransacked towns, houses, cemeteries, … Continue reading

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A Guide to the The Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry is one of the most well known and interesting pieces of artwork from the Middle Ages. In the feature, we will take you into what you need to know about the Bayeux Tapestry. BY MEDIEVALISTS.NET The tapestry is … Continue reading

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William of Normandy’s Claim to the English throne: Examining the Evidence

William of Normandy’s Claim to the English throne: Examining the Evidence William of Normandy had no legal claim to the English throne. Edward’s deathbed bequeathal of the kingdom to Harold Godwineson superseded his earlier promise to William, the primary cause … Continue reading

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5 Battles that Decided the Wars of the Roses

For around 30 years England saw an epic battle between two families – the house of York and the House of Lancaster. The war would see the rise of the Tudor Dynasty and the fall of the Plantagenets. Here are … Continue reading

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Joan of Arc through the Ages: In Art and Imagination

Introduction: Since her death at the hands of the English in 1431, Joan of Arc has inspired and puzzled millions. The poor peasant girl who rallied the French to victory at Orléans has fuelled the imagination of artists, authors, poets, and … Continue reading

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10 medieval dates you need to know

Don’t know the battle of Bosworth from the battle of Bannockburn? Confused between Magna Carta and Domesday Book? We’ve got you covered. Here we bring you 10 key medieval dates you need to know…

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