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Medieval warfare with Kelly DeVries and Michael Livingston - talking about battles, sieges, and military history in the Middle Ages.

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Medieval warfare with Kelly DeVries and Michael Livingston - talking about battles, sieges, and military history in the Middle Ages.

    Q&A #3: What was it like to fight in a shield wall?

    Q&A #3: What was it like to fight in a shield wall?

    The third Q&A episode of Bow and Blade. Michael Livingston and Kelly DeVries answer your questions, including how did warriors fight in a shield wall, why were the armies of Duke Charles the Bold so often defeated, what factors led to the rise of pikemen, just how good were longbow archers at shooting, and was Richard III a bad guy?
    You can support this podcast on Medievalists.net's Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/medievalists
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Battle of Zonchio (1499)

    The Battle of Zonchio (1499)

    In the first naval battle covered by Bow and Blade, Kelly and Michael discuss the Battle of Zonchio, fought on four separate days in August of 1499. The Ottoman and Venetian fleets fight off the coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea to determine who would control the waters of the eastern Mediterranean.
    You can support this podcast on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Battle of Courtrai (1302)

    The Battle of Courtrai (1302)

    Also known as the Battle of the Golden Spurs, it would see the people of Flanders defeat a French army in the year 1302. In this episode of Bow and Blade, Michael and Kelly look at the battle and war behind it, and how the Flemish infantry could stand up to the French cavalry.
    You can support this podcast on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Battle of Stamford Bridge (1066)

    The Battle of Stamford Bridge (1066)

    King Harold Godwinson of England would see his country invaded by army led by his brother Tostig and King Harald Hardrada of Norway. In this episode of Bow and Blade, Kelly and Michael discuss the Norwegian invasion of 1066, which culminated at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. Support this podcast on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Battle of Shrewsbury (1403)

    The Battle of Shrewsbury (1403)

    King Henry IV would face a major threat from within England, led by Henry "Harry Hotspur" Percy. Percy's rebellion would culminate at the Battle of Shrewsbury, fought on 21 July 1403. How did this battle unfold, and how did Prince Hal survive an arrow to the face?
    You can support his podcast on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Q&A #2: What was the size of medieval armies?

    Q&A #2: What was the size of medieval armies?

    The second Q&A episode of Bow and Blade. Michael and Kelly answer your questions, including how did medieval armies communicate, how much of the medieval past survives, what did medieval field medicine look like, how did they mine under a castle, and some thoughts on the St. Brice's Day massacre.

    You can support this podcast on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/medievalists

    • 1 hr 18 min

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