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Pages of wondrous beauty

Pages of wondrous beauty

Today we will not talk about knights, but about medieval manuscripts, the earliest and perhaps the most beautiful of everything that has ever been written or drawn in books ....
Julian the Apostate. Way from Christ

Julian the Apostate. Way from Christ

The difficult childhood of the last pagan emperor of the Roman Empire, years of study, appointment as Caesar and the war in Gaul...
Fight at May Day. Who betrayed our soldiers?

Fight at May Day. Who betrayed our soldiers?

“On January 9, 1996, at 9.45, in accordance with the instructions of the Director of the FSB of Russia, General of the Army M. I. Barsukov. the personnel of directorate "A" was raised on alert to receive further ...
Victory Sword - triptych of monumental Soviet monuments

Victory Sword - triptych of monumental Soviet monuments

Few people know that one of the most famous and highest Soviet sculptures - “Motherland Calls!”, Which is installed in Volgograd on Mamayev Kurgan, is only the second part of the composition, which ...
Losses of the USSR and Germany in the Second World War

Losses of the USSR and Germany in the Second World War

Before embarking on explanations, statistics, etc., let's explain right away what is meant. This article discusses the losses suffered by the Red Army, the Wehrmacht and the troops of the countries ...
The defeat of the Polish army at Pereyaslav: Taras night

The defeat of the Polish army at Pereyaslav: Taras night

All attempts by the Cossack elite to “settle normally” within the framework of the Commonwealth were flatly rejected by the Polish authorities, magnates and the Catholic Church. And the Cossacks decided to destroy altogether. This caused...
Battle of Kuruk Lake

Battle of Kuruk Lake

On October 31, 1625, Polish troops stormed the positions of the Cossacks on Lake Kurukovo. The frontal attacks of the Poles and Germans were repulsed, the enemy suffered heavy losses from rifle and cannon fire ...
Medieval weapons in miniatures

Medieval weapons in miniatures

Today we will go through the entire history of knightly weapons, and “pictures” from manuscripts will be used as illustrations, with the exact design of the captions...
The death of Napoleon's Great Army on the Berezina

The death of Napoleon's Great Army on the Berezina

As a result of the battle at the Berezina, the Great Army actually ceased to exist. However, Napoleon was able to avoid a complete disaster, broke through to Vilna, retaining command, most of ...
Just... "something heavy on a stick"

Just... "something heavy on a stick"

Even as a child, I learned a very instructive phrase from one film: “a pointed stone and a club were the first tools of ancient man.” Since then, this phrase has been spinning around in my head. However...
Helmets and crowns in the Middle Ages

Helmets and crowns in the Middle Ages

In the XIII century, the warrior's helmet became a kind of basis for heraldic coloring and heraldic figures with which it was decorated. Helmets at that time were practically not used to indicate rank ...