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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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    • 4.7 • 23 Ratings

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

    The Battle of Ankara (1402)

    The Battle of Ankara (1402)

    Huge armies clash as the Ottoman sultan sultan Bayezid I faced off against the emir of the Timurid Empire, Timur. In this episode of Bow & Blade, Michael and Kelly look at the battle and the account of the fighting by Johann Schiltberger.
    You can support this podcast on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/medievalists

    • 54 min
    The Weardale Campaign (1327)

    The Weardale Campaign (1327)

    In 1327, Scottish forces invaded England, posing the first test for the newly crowned Edward III. In this episode of Bow & Blade, Michael and Kelly discuss how the English response turned out so badly.
    You can support this podcast and Medievalists.net on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists

    • 1 hr
    The Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212)

    The Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212)

    A turning point in the history of Iberia, the year 1212 would see the combined armies of Castile, Aragon and Navarre facing off against the Almohads. In this episode of Bow & Blade, Michael and Kelly talk about a key battle of the Reconquista. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Q&A #10: How did weather impact medieval battles?

    Q&A #10: How did weather impact medieval battles?

    It is a Q&A episode of Bow & Blade, with Michael and Kelly answering listener questions. In this episode, they talk about the impact of weather on medieval battles, how often did soldiers train, and why are there more sources about the Battle of Crecy (1346) than the Battle of Poitiers (1356).
    You can support this podcast on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Siege of Constantinople (1453)

    The Siege of Constantinople (1453)

    One of the key dates from the Middle Ages is the year 1453. In this episode of Bow & Blade, Michael and Kelly discuss how the Ottomans were able to conquer the city of Constantinople and bring an end to the Byzantine Empire.
    You can support this podcast on Patreon. - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Battle of Halidon Hill (1333)

    The Battle of Halidon Hill (1333)

    Scotland and England are at war again, with the important border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed under siege. In this episode of Bow & Blade, Michael and Kelly discuss how the English were able to inflict a quick and devastating defeat on the Scots.
    You can support this podcast on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Nelson Mixon ,

Fantastic Podcast

This podcast is a must-listen for anyone interested in medieval military history. Two of the leading sages of our ages hold forth in an inviting, conversational style that leaves you wanting more at the end of each episode.

Gmoneyyadiddaholla ,

Excellent Military History

The hosts do a good job of not only covering the narrative history of medieval conflicts, but also taking you inside the debates that historians are having behind the scenes.

James Brett Cronkhite ,

Outstanding

Mike and Kelly are awesome, everything from Medievalists.net is absolute gold

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