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History of the Firearm and How it Changed Warfare

The "firearm" was invented in China in the 13th century for celebration or for signaling. The Chinese used gunpowder in the following centuries without ever testing it on the battlefield.

Biggest Misconceptions About European Knights And Crusaders

Here we list some of the biggest misconceptions that people had about European knights and crusdaers during the medieval period.

History Of British Battle Equipment Over 1000 Years

From 1066 to 2014, we have created a short gallery of images depicting the many items soldiers had to carry to war. 

The History of Swords – Rise, Decline and Resurgence

The history of swords is not as you would expect – a linear development of popular use.

How Armies Manufactured so Many Arrows for a Battle

There are different types of bows and each bow has its own unique arrow set.

How did a Medieval Battle End?

Have you ever wondered what happens after the battle was over?

What Was the Biggest Army Raised in the Medieval Era

What Was the Biggest Army Raised in the Medieval Era? As there were many armies and many wars during the medieval era, there are many...

The Year of The 4 Roman Emperors – The Ultimate Fight for Power

The year of the 4 Emperors took place in 69 A.D. It signified the period in which three leaders had been changed over the...

Muslim Conquest of Spain – Battle of Guadalete

The Muslim Conquest of Spain was one of the most important battles between the Muslims and Christians in the first millennia.

Medieval Longbow – The Most Powerful Weapon For Its Time?

In the Medieval period, every kingdom was at war, everyone was fighting against everyone and it was just a mess. As technology developed a lot of things changed.

Who Invented the Chariot?

The earliest recorded stage of the use of chariots is the Sintashta culture - 4100 years ago. So how did it rise to prominence?

The Red Baron – The World’s Greatest Pilot?

Was the Red Baron the greatest pilot that took to the skies? He is a known legend that fought for Germany in WW1.

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