History of War

FAMOUS BATTLE NANCY 1477

“THE SWISS WERE ALSO DISINCLINED TO TAKE PRISONERS BECAUSE THEY WERE AN ENCUMBRANCE TO THEIR MOVEMENT AND THE ACQUISITION OF LOOT”

Burgundy was a formidable European power during the 15th century. Burgundian dukes held the balance of power in France and they were highly ambitious. The duchy’s territory included the majority of modern Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Burgundian lands also covered large swathes of eastern France, including Lorraine, and the County of Burgundy bordered what is now western Switzerland.

When the last Valois duke,

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from History of War

History of War7 min read
Rambahadur Limbu
In his brief autobiography, My Life Story, Rambahadur Limbu remembers how, as a young man, perhaps 15, he and two friends ran away from their Himalayan village of Chyangthapu to join the army as boy soldiers. Rambahadur had heard stories from his fat
History of War2 min readPolitics
WAR & PEACE FDR’S FINAL ODYSSEY D-DAY TO YALTA, 1943-1945
Author Nigel Hamilton Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Price £20.00 The third and final instalment of Nigel Hamilton’s trilogy on the wartime record of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, War And Peace takes the reader into the last months of the U.S. Pre
History of War2 min read
Paras In Ulster
As one of the British Army’s most elite units, the Parachute Regiment was extensively deployed in Northern Ireland. All three of its battalions saw service in the province and the regiment experienced an average of 14 tours. These could range from fo