History on the Daily

History on the Daily

Delivering you a daily dose of history

art-of-swords:

Wakizashi Sword 

  • Culture: Japanese
  • Medium: steel, wood, bone
  • Measurements: blade length: 35.3 cm (13-3/4 inches)

Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim

peashooter85:

Rare gold decorated Japanese matchlock pocket pistol, 19th century.

For sale: £9,500

(Source: peterfiner.com)

historiandaily:

"I came indeed in arms against him; but it was not my wish that he should be thus cut off before he scarcely tasted the sweets of life and royalty." -Suleiman the Magnificent, upon seeing the body of Louis II, King of Bohemia and Hungary.
August 29, 1526- The Ottomans, led by Suleiman the Magnificent, annihilate a Hungarian army at the Battle of Mohács. While Ottoman losses were around 1,500, almost the entire Hungarian army was killed, including the 20 year old King Louis II. With the death of the king, the Kingdom of Hungary collapsed, it’s lands being partitioned between the Ottomans and the House of Habsburg.
Picture- Battle of Mohács 1526, Ottoman miniature

historiandaily:

"I came indeed in arms against him; but it was not my wish that he should be thus cut off before he scarcely tasted the sweets of life and royalty." -Suleiman the Magnificent, upon seeing the body of Louis II, King of Bohemia and Hungary.

August 29, 1526- The Ottomans, led by Suleiman the Magnificent, annihilate a Hungarian army at the Battle of Mohács. While Ottoman losses were around 1,500, almost the entire Hungarian army was killed, including the 20 year old King Louis II. With the death of the king, the Kingdom of Hungary collapsed, it’s lands being partitioned between the Ottomans and the House of Habsburg.

Picture- Battle of Mohács 1526, Ottoman miniature

art-of-swords:

Naval Officer’s Sword

  • Dated: 17th century hanger, reused in 18th century
  • Culture: British
  • Medium: silver gilt hilt, horn grip

The sword features markings on hilt and has a sharply curved blade, blued etched and gilt.

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

peashooter85:

Ornate Turkish percussion musket, mid 19th century.

(Source: invaluable.com)

erikkwakkel:

Medieval rockstar

The last page of a medieval book is usually a protective flyleaf, which is positioned between the actual text and the bookbinding. It was usually left blank and it therefore often filled up with pen trials, notes, doodles, or drawings. This addition I encountered today and it is not what you’d expect: a full-on drawing of a maiden playing the lute, which she holds just like a guitar. A peaceful smile shines on her face. I love this rockstar lady, so unexpectedly positioned at the end of the book, trying to catch the reader’s attention as he is closing it.

Pic: London, British Library, Sloane MS 554 (more here).

(via medieval)

historiandaily:

"Murat…. cut off from the Austrian army Klenau’s corps, hurling himself upon it at the head of the carabineers and cuirassiers. …. Nearly all his (Klenau’s) battalions were compelled to lay down their arms, and two other divisions of infantry shared their fate."
August 27, 1813- Napoleon defeats a combined force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden. Though the Coalition suffered catastrophic casualties, Napoleon suffered a bout of cholic and was unable to pursue as his enemies fled, leading to an incomplete victory.
Picture- French cavalry attack in the Battle of Dresden, engraving by Thomas Charles Naudet

historiandaily:

"Murat…. cut off from the Austrian army Klenau’s corps, hurling himself upon it at the head of the carabineers and cuirassiers. …. Nearly all his (Klenau’s) battalions were compelled to lay down their arms, and two other divisions of infantry shared their fate."

August 27, 1813- Napoleon defeats a combined force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden. Though the Coalition suffered catastrophic casualties, Napoleon suffered a bout of cholic and was unable to pursue as his enemies fled, leading to an incomplete victory.

Picture- French cavalry attack in the Battle of Dresden, engraving by Thomas Charles Naudet

historiandaily:

"The Lord who made the beginning will take care of the finish!"- John of Capistrano, as he led his 2,000 crusaders in a sally from Belgrade into the Ottoman army.
August 28, 1521- Almost 100 years after the initial Siege of Belgrade ended in a Hungarian victory, Ottoman troops under Suleiman the Magnificent finally occupy the city. The city was then razed and all inhabitants sent to Constantinople.
Picture- Ottoman miniature of the siege of Belgrade 1456

historiandaily:

"The Lord who made the beginning will take care of the finish!"- John of Capistrano, as he led his 2,000 crusaders in a sally from Belgrade into the Ottoman army.

August 28, 1521- Almost 100 years after the initial Siege of Belgrade ended in a Hungarian victory, Ottoman troops under Suleiman the Magnificent finally occupy the city. The city was then razed and all inhabitants sent to Constantinople.

Picture- Ottoman miniature of the siege of Belgrade 1456

historiandaily:

"Kings have always acted thus." -Raynald of Châtillon
August 28, 1189- After losing Jerusalem to the forces of Saladin, the King of Jerusalem, Guy de Lusignan, besieges Acre in anticipation of the forces of the Third Crusade. It would last two years and despite ultimately being a victory for the Christians, it resulted in more noble deaths than any other engagement of the Crusade.
Picture- Acre given to Philip Augustus 1191

historiandaily:

"Kings have always acted thus." -Raynald of Châtillon

August 28, 1189- After losing Jerusalem to the forces of Saladin, the King of Jerusalem, Guy de Lusignan, besieges Acre in anticipation of the forces of the Third Crusade. It would last two years and despite ultimately being a victory for the Christians, it resulted in more noble deaths than any other engagement of the Crusade.

Picture- Acre given to Philip Augustus 1191

peashooter85:

Gold decorated flintlock pistol originating from Liege, Belgium.  Crafted by Phllippe Desellier, circa 1700.

(Source: thomasdelmar.com)