TANNENBERG 1410

I found myself doing some research on the battle of Tannenberg 1410, a little while after its anniversary in 2010. I coursed a module on the Crusades as a university student and this is a topic I came across. Needless to say, I am not a military historian – but I thought this conflict in … More TANNENBERG 1410

World War One: Fortresses, with a focus on Przemyśl

It can be hard to imagine that during an age of artillery, tanks, machine guns and aircraft that fortresses were still being used.  In fact the fortresses of the 20th century were deadly, Verdun, a line of fortifications that cost hundreds of thousands of lives to take, or Przemyśl, a fortress town being attacked by … More World War One: Fortresses, with a focus on Przemyśl

“English merchants in cities of Teutonic Order State”, by Aleksandra Girsztowt, University of Gdańsk

Today we have a special update for you! Aleksandra, who is doing her PhD at the University of Gdańsk has been very generous and provided us with the paper she wrote for the Kings & Queens 2 Conference, which took place at the University of Winchester this summer. So here you go. We hope you … More “English merchants in cities of Teutonic Order State”, by Aleksandra Girsztowt, University of Gdańsk

Winchester Seminars on Comparative Medieval Cultures: Second Session Notes

On the 8th of November, 2012, some of the members of the W.U Hstry teams went to a session of the WSCMC: Winchester Seminars on Comparative Medieval Cultures. We listened and took notes from two different talks. A somehow comprehensive version of the notes that were taken will be provided in the following paragraphs. We … More Winchester Seminars on Comparative Medieval Cultures: Second Session Notes