Important Historical Battles
This is the section for articles about Important Historical Battles.
All the articles relating to important battles from the medieval era will be available here when uploaded.
- This article is an in-depth look at the Siege of Acre (1189 - 1191 AD) by Legion of Hell which lasted two years and ended with the surrender of the
city to Richard I of England. It was the major success of the third crusade and when the realm of Outremer fell, it was the last Crusader foothold in
the Holy Land.
- This battle (1214 AD) was one of the most important in western European medieval
history. The consequences affected all participants with the French being the undoubted winners
and the English losing much of their territory in France, thus ending the Angevin empire. The Holy
Roman Emperor lost his authority & crown. The Flemish were open to the encroachments of French
rule. Thanks to Kor for sending this article in.
- Bloodswan has sent in another great article. This time, it deals with the
initial Mongols advances into Russia (1223 AD) and the great slaughter which resulted when the
Russians attempted to resist.
- By this time (1240 AD) you would think that the rulers and people of Kiev knew better than to resist the Mongols,
but they did and Bloodswan has written a thrilling account of the siege and
sacking of the city.
- The battles of Liegnitz & Mohi (1241 AD) were crushing defeats for European forces and mark
the high point of the Mongols westward expansion into Europe. Bloodswan has
looked at these battles in some detail.
- A very important battle (1260 AD) as it was the first significant defeat of the Mongols in
their westward expansion through the near east. Bloodswan has kindly submitted
- El_bandito has written an article on this naval battle, which took place in 1279 and assured Mongolian control of the country.
- This battle, which occurred in 1297, made famous in the film Braveheart, was nothing like the cinematic struggle. Gallowglass tells us about the background of the conflict and the actual battle, which saw the defeat of John de Warenne.
- An account of the most famous battle (1314 AD) in Scottish history by D Furius
- D Furius Venator's account of the Battle of Crécy (1346 AD), the first major land
battle of the Hundred Years War.
- Bloodswan has submitted a comprehensive write-up on the battle, that in 1380, was the first major victory over the Mongols for the
Russians even if it came at a great cost for the Russians. It was also one of the largest battles to take place in the 14th century
- Misplacedgeneral wrote this excellent article on the Battle of Nicopolis
(1396 AD) and it's consequences.
- The first battle (1403 AD) of the middle ages that saw longbowmen used on either side and an
important battle, a precursor to the The Wars of the Roses, that saw a crucial intervention by the
young Prince Henry who would later, as King Henry V, win at Agincourt. By Shrewsbury resident
D Furius Venator (who although very old was not actually an eyewitness).
- Kor submitted this comprehensive entry for the writing competition and it
covers the Siege of Maastricht (1407 AD).
- This is a follow up article to the previous one and it covers the battle of Othée (1408 AD)
where the rebels who had previously besieged Maastricht were decisively defeated. Thanks to
Kor for sending in such great content.
- Tannenburg (1410 AD) was one of the most important battles in eastern European history. Read
Sir Dracko's article all about it.
- In the bloody battle of Harlaw, near Aberdeen, the Lowland Scots and the Lordship of the Isles fought inconclusively. Written by Gallowglass.
- One of the final battles (1450 AD) of the Hundred Years War. Written by D Furius
- Legion of Hell examines the siege of Constantinople (1453), which saw the final downfall of the Byzantine empire and marked the ascendancy of the Ottomans, who transformed their realm into a true empire.
- The battle of Bosworth Field (1485) saw the death and overthrow of King Richard III and the triumph of the Tudor king Henry VII. Legion of Hell has written an excellent article about this pivotal battle in English history.
- Gallowglass gives an enthousiastic account of the Battle of Flodden (1513), where Scots and English clashed.
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