Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Today In History: Crusadeish.

On this date in 1396 an attempt at a fresh crusade against the Ottomans fizzled when the Europeans got pasted outside the walls of Nicopolis by a superior Ottoman force. They might have had a chance if the French knights hadn't charged the enemy impetuously (they were apparently taking a break from charging English longbowmen impetuously) and caused the Western plan, such as it was, to disintegrate.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"The city was well-defended and well-supplied, and the crusaders had brought no siege machines."

Leave it to the Frogs to bring a knife to a gun fight.