I am reading a short novel right now about the Vikings in Ireland so I found this fascinating.
Few places suffered more at the hands of the Vikings than Ireland. For the best part of 200 years the Vikings systematically milked Ireland of its people to supply the slave trade, yet, for all their military success they failed to conquer and settle in any territory besides a few fortified coastal enclaves. This is […]
via THE VIKINGS IN IRELAND 795–1014 Part I — Weapons and Warfare
Know Your History, it’s Interesting Reading!
Although firmly rooted and fairly well developed in the Rhineland, Franconia, Lorraine (the old Lotharingia) and Burgundy, feudalism in its widest sense was never as strong in Germany as in, say, France or England, and true knighthood and the customary granting of fiefs was unknown in Germany until the 12th century; the earliest recorded instance […]
via Military Organisation of the Holy Roman Empire — Weapons and Warfare