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European chain mail of the "epoch of chain mail"

European chain mail of the "epoch of chain mail"

The period from 1066 to 1250 began to be called by historians the “epoch of chain mail”. This armor was laborious to manufacture, and therefore expensive. So, in 1080 in France, chain mail (called gobert) ...
The fatal defeat of Hannibal Barkid

The fatal defeat of Hannibal Barkid

The return of Hannibal to Africa, the defeat at the Battle of Zama and the last years of the life of the great commander...
The most famous blunder in history

The most famous blunder in history

There are many conspiracy theories about the Kennedy assassination. All of them are written by Americans, and this is their main drawback - the figure of one of the most remarkable presidents in history overshadows everything and ...
The last offensive of the white army in Russia

The last offensive of the white army in Russia

100 years ago, a bloody Civil War ended in Soviet Russia. In October 1922, the People's Revolutionary Army of the Far Eastern Republic defeated the Whites in Primorye, the Japanese ...
The defeat of the best French corps near Vyazma

The defeat of the best French corps near Vyazma

210 years ago, the vanguard of the Russian army under the command of Miloradovich defeated the rearguard of Napoleon's army near Vyazma. This was the beginning of the visible catastrophe of the Great Army ...
Medieval war elephants

Medieval war elephants

In the images of war elephants in miniatures by medieval illuminators, we have a truly amazing fusion of knowledge and fantasy, and each miniature from a dated manuscript is also...
The defeat of Marshal Viktor in the battle of Chashniki

The defeat of Marshal Viktor in the battle of Chashniki

210 years ago, the oncoming battle of the French and Russian troops took place near Chashniki. Marshal Victor abandoned the general battle and withdrew the troops back, having lost the opportunity to restore ...
Medieval helmets in illuminated manuscripts 476–1450

Medieval helmets in illuminated manuscripts 476–1450

In the early Middle Ages, the helmets of both horsemen and foot soldiers were quite similar. The most popular, if I may say so, was a helmet made of vertical metal plates, curved in such a way ...
Imjin war. Chinese response

Imjin war. Chinese response

At the initial stage of the war, Japanese troops occupied a significant part of the Korean Peninsula, including the capital. However, their situation soon deteriorated significantly. The actions of the Korean fleet under ...
Imjin War. Battle for the sea

Imjin War. Battle for the sea

In a situation where most of Korea was occupied by a strong and cruel enemy, it was the Korean fleet that managed to turn the tide of hostilities. A man who put an end to ambitious plans...