Viking’s Weekly

What’s up in Early Medieval Reenactment Upcoming events: Wojna Wieków 2019 Krucza Bryła 2019 – Pakość Arundel Castle – 12,000 Years of History Wikinger Festival Damp 24./25.August 2019 Vikinglandsby Vendeltidsdagarna i Uppåkra Archeon Viking Festival Rassemblement Multi Epoques Herbéviller Military Odyssey – Eastern Warzone Weekend Mittelaltermarkt zur 777-Jahresfeier Tangstedt Fyrkat Wargame 2019 – There is…

Knight’s Weekly

What’s up in Middle Ages Reenactment Upcoming events:  England’s Medieval Festival Wojna Wieków 2019 Old Sarum Battle of Kenilworth Castle Słowianie i Templariusze. XIII Festyn Historyczny Obóz w Nowicach – 2019 Tournoi des Combes Festival médiéval Adélaïde et ses troubadours org Mairie Burlats Rassemblement Multi Epoques Herbéviller Loughrea Medieval Festival Just Out Festival Horsens Middelalderfestival…

HEMA Weekly

What’s up in Historical Fencing Upcoming events: Dutch Lions Cup 2019 11th HEMA Training Camp Purpleheart Open 2019 Event report: FightCamp 2019 Report by Schola Gladiatoria This week’s craftsman: PBT Historical Fencing This week’s videos: Red Dragon Concept Modular Feder Sword Unterhau Counter to 1st Ward I33 by Bill Tsafa Fehlen und Verführen by Björn…

Campaigners seek to save 19th century house

Campaigners hope to raise £300,000 to save a historic building in Aberdeen. Westburn House, situated in the park of the same name, has fallen into a state of severe disrepair and needs urgent work to save it from falling into ruin. The house dates back to 1839 and was designed by Archibald Simpson, the Aberdeen-born…

Napoleonic fort in Guernsey sold for £1m

A 200-year-old fort in Guernsey that was used by occupying Nazis in World War Two has been sold for £1m, half the original asking price. Fort Richmond was originally built in the Napoleonic era to discourage invasion, but the barracks as it appears today was built in 1855. Continue reading on BBC News

19th Century Weekly

What’s up in Reenactment of 1789-1914 Upcoming events:  Confederate Living History Weekend at the Antietam National Battlefield Revolution on the Ohio Frontier Civil War Living History Reenactment at Fort Adams Life on Campaign, Summer Living History at Bentonville Battlefield Artillery Demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield Event report: Galesburg Heritage Days 2019 Napoleonic Wars in…

Why battles could be so decisive in the Middle Ages by Georgios Theotokis

But what is it that makes a battle decisive? The answer is straightforward: impact! A decisive battle should have long-term socio-political implications between adversaries and profoundly affect the balance of power on more than just the local level. But it is a specific characteristic of (decisive) battles that makes them invaluable for historians to study, their rarity.…

The Late Medieval International System by Andrew Latham

The prevailing view has been the Middle Ages were an era of “feudal heteronomy”, radically distinct from the early modern international system that superseded it sometime between the mid-sixteenth and mid-seventeenth centuries.  According to this view, the late medieval order was not an international system, properly understood, for the simple reason that it did not…