How to Start a Fight in the Middle Ages

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In the Middle Ages two armies encountering each other didn’t always lead to them actually fighting a battle. In many cases a demonstration of strength was sufficient so that the armies didn't have to engage or a peaceful diplomatic solution was found. But more often than not armies faced each other on a battlefield with clear intent. Yet, although the cause for a conflict was clear and it was certain that battle would take place, it did not just naturally begin. The immediate reason to start fighting had to be actively offered by one of the parties. This often involved… let's say rather vulgar means. In this video we will explore how modern historiography explains the three most common ways to start a fight in the Middle Ages.
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Prietzel, Malte, Kriegführung im Mittelalter. Handlungen, Erinnerungen, Bedeutungen (Krieg in der Geschichte Bd. 32), Paderborn 2006.
Cram, Kurt-Georg, Iudicium belli, Zum Rechtscharakter des Krieges im deutschen Mittelalter (Archiv für Kulturgeschichte, Beiheft 5), Münster 1955.
Rogers, C.J. / Tallet F. (editors), European Warfare, 1350-1750, 2010.
Van Nimwegen, O., The Dutch Army and the Military Revolutions, 1588-1688.

SandRhoman History
SandRhoman History 2 жыл бұрын
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Gabriel Curraj
Gabriel Curraj 2 жыл бұрын
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ShadowWarrior& Shockwave
ShadowWarrior& Shockwave 2 жыл бұрын
I challenge you to make good content oh wait you already have “run away run away” -(Monty python and the holy grail)
Kaushik Sheshnag Raj
Kaushik Sheshnag Raj 2 жыл бұрын
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me me
me me 2 жыл бұрын
Could you make a vid about medieval industrial revolution?
Linda Kay
Linda Kay Жыл бұрын
Son: "Mother, the roast is most excellent! May I have another serving?" Father: "Is that any way to talk to your mother?" Son: "Sorry mother. Hither to and fill my plate with roast woman." Mother: "That's more like it."
Juicy_Potato 2 жыл бұрын
"Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries! Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!" - a great siege tactic to scare of the attackers.
Ruvin Luciano
Ruvin Luciano 2 жыл бұрын
Damn it you beat me too it.
SSHitMan 2 жыл бұрын
Arthur: Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail. French knight: Well I'll ask him but I don't think he will be very keen, he's already got one you see? Arthur: What? Are you sure he's got one? French knight: Oh yes it's very nice.
Dayvit78 2 жыл бұрын
Run away! Run away!
First Consul
First Consul 2 жыл бұрын
Fechez la vache
Aquila 2 жыл бұрын
Translation: "Your mother sleeps around and your father is a drunkard." because hamstars where known for being promiscious and Elderberries where a prominent ingredient of alcoholic drinks.
History of Revolutions
History of Revolutions 2 жыл бұрын
Aristotle once stated: "Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy"
Alex Corvus Cazador
Alex Corvus Cazador 2 жыл бұрын
A shame such phrase did not stop entire kingdoms and religions "of peace" to millitary expand themselves in the name of "rightious" anger. All the while being hipocritical enough to blame others of being bad for doing the exact same thing. Anger which for some reason exists even today and leads to people oppressing each others rigts and freedoms in the name of peace while making others feel bad for being against it. The more peaceful a kingdom, country, political ideology or, specially, religion portrays itself as, the more anger they tend to "morally" expand and justify and when you point it out and explain why its bad, their world shatters since they have never considered it like that in their whole lives and call you ignorant. Nice phrase, it summarizes all of that.
BigBen14 2 жыл бұрын
@Alex Corvus Cazador Yeah islam had a way of riling its followers into war.
Darian Kaltenbach
Darian Kaltenbach 2 жыл бұрын
@Alex Corvus Cazador Yes, whenever someone feels the need to proclaim a trait that they have, I immediately suspect the opposite.
Last Word
Last Word 2 жыл бұрын
@BigBen14 Westerners always have a way of projecting their experience with Christianity onto Islam. Even in a video predominantly about Europe.
BigBen14 2 жыл бұрын
@Last Word Nope. Purely my experience with Islam. You know the Crusades were retaliation to retake the lands that were just lost, right? It wasn’t just the Middle East either, Spain was being overrun.
Hannibal Burgers
Hannibal Burgers 2 жыл бұрын
I live in former Yugoslavia and I used this techniques to my Neighbour. My aim is to divide Montenegro into two countries.
Mark Voelker
Mark Voelker 2 жыл бұрын
A friend of mine’s family comes from Croatia. He basically calls Serbs hillbillies. “Ugh! Mountain people!” I think he was kidding. ... Well, maybe not.
Aleksa Petrovic
Aleksa Petrovic 2 жыл бұрын
Tako treba :D
Mark Voelker
Mark Voelker 2 жыл бұрын
@Aleksa Petrovic 🤣😂
boldCactus 2 жыл бұрын
i laughed at your comment, and then the username killed me. well played, Hannibal Burgers
They Call Me Doorway
They Call Me Doorway 2 жыл бұрын
You people really named your country 'Mountain Nigga'?
Dare ka
Dare ka 2 жыл бұрын
Soldiers(after months of grueling march in a foreign land): " Why are we still here just to suffer?" Enemy: " You mother..." Soldiers: "OH, IT'S ON!"
Thomas 2 ай бұрын
And today is the exact same
Andrey Dragomirov
Andrey Dragomirov 2 жыл бұрын
The Combat of the Thirty (1351) is probably the best example of a group fight in history. And the exit of Bohemond of Taranto's Crusader army out of the protection of Antioch's city walls during the siege in order to face Kerbogha's entire army in an open battle -- the Battle of Antioch (1098) -- is probably the best example of a challenge in history.
kyle wolfkind
kyle wolfkind 2 жыл бұрын
"Wanna fight?" "No." "I guess thy mother was right about thee." *Glares* "Pick up thy weapon!"
NINJA NAJM 28 күн бұрын
This is my favourite video on your channel. The self-reflexive review of sources like chronicles was very eye opening for me, and placing the source review in the middle of the video, adjacent to the actual topic it's supporting, is fantastic. Thanks for this
The Minus Kai
The Minus Kai 2 жыл бұрын
-So uh, do you wanna fight? -i dunno man we cant "just fight" you gotta set in the mood and stuff
Hoze 123
Hoze 123 10 ай бұрын
Nothing yo mama insult cant fix
Pacifico Studios
Pacifico Studios 7 ай бұрын
There was a battle in the Civil War, where the commanders were friends of each other, so the commander with more experienced escorted the other man around his army, and convinced him to surrender or withdraw; either way, he won the battle without fighting.
Romuland Meier
Romuland Meier 2 жыл бұрын
"Sir, a messenger from the usupator Henry arrived." - "What does he said?"- "He asked us If we could get you from under the bed because he want to fight." - "Tell him I am not done with his mother yet!" -
BizyBlizt Average
BizyBlizt Average 2 жыл бұрын
Henry's come to see
ru 2 жыл бұрын
@BizyBlizt Average and he’s feeling quite hungry
roundedges2 2 жыл бұрын
Surely, it would be better on top of the bed rather than under it?
Averon god of fire
Averon god of fire Жыл бұрын
@roundedges2 Monsters don’t live up there
Midshipman 2 жыл бұрын
I really apreciate you going into the ethos and pathos of these things rather than simply the nitty gritty tactics. really brings the setting more to life when you examine how someone thinks rather than simply what they do.
Napoléon I Bonaparte
Napoléon I Bonaparte 2 жыл бұрын
“The Supreme Art of War is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” Therefore, *NI!*
Sad Turtle
Sad Turtle 2 жыл бұрын
OK what kind of shrubbery do you want
BoilingPoint 2 жыл бұрын
Therefore, NI-
Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin 2 жыл бұрын
@BoilingPoint not too expensive!
There Are No Shortcuts
There Are No Shortcuts 2 жыл бұрын
make fun of "thy mother"
Tangle 2 жыл бұрын
Elites - "you are not a people" Dumb masses - "we are not a people"
Salisaad 2 жыл бұрын
So, if I get it right, the way to start a fight is as follows: 1) Yo' momma. 2) Navy SEAL copypasta. 3) Come at me, bro.
BeWater 2 жыл бұрын
I see, you are experienced in Gorilla-warfare as well. truly a man of culture!
Lee Fletcher
Lee Fletcher 2 жыл бұрын
4) Wanna fight?
DangerDan 2 жыл бұрын
I'd post the Navy SEAL copypasta but KZbin would probably just instantly delete it.
the truckmaster
the truckmaster 2 жыл бұрын
Kpop isn't that great
Zetectic 2 жыл бұрын
What an excellent presentation on a subject I hadn't really thought about much before That word "Honour" has been the cause of so much bloodshed in centuries past. Nice to see some new figures in the animation. Keep up the good work! 👍
Corporal Soletrain
Corporal Soletrain 2 жыл бұрын
Honor in the feudal system was tied to legitimacy. If you let your honor be damaged enough then loyalties may change. It's not like today. Today we know our politicians are all scumbags and backstabbers.
Dewa Eryadi
Dewa Eryadi 2 жыл бұрын
Theres must be a knight in middle ages who specialise in trash talking the enemy
TheFilthyCasual 2 жыл бұрын
There is one in The Arthurian legends: Sir Dinadan.
ⰋⰑⰀⰐⰐⰟ 2 жыл бұрын
Go, bring Henry to the front lines, he needs to taunt the Flemish for us, for they hired Günther to do their taunting!
Felipe Werner
Felipe Werner 2 жыл бұрын
This is part of a fight, an enemy blind by rage is a dead enemy. Musashi used this tatic, he always shows up late in his duel meetings just to annoy his enemy.
PalleRasmussen 2 жыл бұрын
Any Viking.
Wolfheart Darnell
Wolfheart Darnell 2 жыл бұрын
Gutz the Iron Hand is known to have invented the phrase "Kiss my ass"
/u/ spockdad
/u/ spockdad Жыл бұрын
SandRhoman’s videos are so good. I can’t stop watching them. All I knew about medieval Europe from history class is that there was a good bit of fighting, but never knew the history was so rich and complex. Watching these videos should be required for any student of history.
Hoze 123
Hoze 123 10 ай бұрын
History is a bunch of people fighting
MattMexor2 2 жыл бұрын
The chroniclers were writing to an audience of their own time. So the fact that the pattern of insults was widespread suggests that people of the chroniclers' times accepted that the people of the events' times would act and respond that way. The systematic usage of the insult/responding to insult literary device could simply reflect that there was generally the impression of greater chivalry in the past.
Draggy 2 жыл бұрын
Love the "Yo mama so fat her belly reach the holy land before we do". Ngl, he deserved to be honored for that burn.
Benthicc Biomancer
Benthicc Biomancer 2 жыл бұрын
The 'Seemingly Fair Challenge' is the medieval ancestor of the 'Hold Me Back Bro'.
Quinten van Kasteel
Quinten van Kasteel 2 жыл бұрын
Hey dude, love your work, keep it up! I have a question (anyone else who can answer may do so too, I'd love to have multiple answers): have you ever read War in the middle ages by Philipe Contamine and if so what's your opinion on it? I was thinking of getting it but it's pretty old and I don't know how accurate the information in it is
demilung Жыл бұрын
Also, "a seemingly fair challenge" makes me think of a 178 centimeters tall, noble bred, trained from infancy, brute of a knight challenging a half-starved peasant to "fair, single combat"
David Wright
David Wright 2 жыл бұрын
The siege of Alascon is just one of the reasons why William is known in chronicles written by people he couldn’t kill refer to him as William the Bastard or just The Bastard.
Old Man Black Socks
Old Man Black Socks 2 жыл бұрын
Awesome video. Were there any historic instances of a battle being settled by a fight between one representative (champion) for each army?
Joe Butler
Joe Butler 2 жыл бұрын
A good event that you could have included was when the Teuton knights brought 2 crossed swords to the polish king Władysław IV as a way to encourage him to start battle. Grunwald 1410 Edit: Władysław II not IV
Kamil Szadkowski
Kamil Szadkowski 2 жыл бұрын
It was Władysław II* but otherwise, you're correct. Teutonic messengers, in a mocking tone, offered to the Polish King two swords and also informed him that the Teutonic army can make more space for him and his army so he won't need to hide in bushes and come into the open field instead. His answer according to the Annales Regni Poloniae was: "Although I do not need the swords of my enemies, because I have enough of them in my army, but in the Name of God, for more help, protection, and defense in my righteous cause, I also accept these two swords brought by you and sent by enemies thirsting for my blood and ruin of my army."
Ed19601 2 жыл бұрын
Not uninterestinly, Wladislav won the battle
Mark Voelker
Mark Voelker 2 жыл бұрын
“Well where are you from then?” “I’m French! Can’t you tell from my outrageous accent?” “What are you doing in England?” “Mind your own business!”
nick browning
nick browning 2 жыл бұрын
Love that movie
bugrilyus 2 жыл бұрын
@nick browning which one?
nick browning
nick browning 2 жыл бұрын
@bugrilyus Monty python: holy grail, It’s old now but still hold up IMO
bugrilyus 2 жыл бұрын
@nick browning oh ok. I know that one. I thought you were talking about another one.
Olz Dee
Olz Dee Жыл бұрын
Again this channel gives superb and at times amusing History content. Especially going into details that I have not found before
Smoke Dowa
Smoke Dowa 2 жыл бұрын
Listening to this made me think about all these times two celebrities have some trivial dispute and loudly challenge each other to boxing matches that never happen, but both sides walk away saying they were ready to go.
Clint Moor
Clint Moor 2 жыл бұрын
battles differed from bar fights how they were fought but not how they were started xD
Luke Bunyip
Luke Bunyip 2 жыл бұрын
In Australia, one *could* start a fight in a bar, by merely placing an upturned empty glass on the counter.
J Soth
J Soth 2 жыл бұрын
Wolfheart Darnell
Wolfheart Darnell 2 жыл бұрын
@Luke Bunyip I shall keep this in mind if I'm ever in the great penal colony
ﷺ escape ape
ﷺ escape ape 2 жыл бұрын
They drank nothing but alcohol
Christian Ronald Andrew Panjaitan
Christian Ronald Andrew Panjaitan 2 жыл бұрын
@Luke Bunyip ohhh, halo, from, Balikpapan, East Borneo. Indonesia.
Teach Liberty
Teach Liberty 2 жыл бұрын
Great citations! The mark of a true historian! Keep up the good work!
Rex Croatorum
Rex Croatorum 2 жыл бұрын
I really love your work guys! I think the Siege of Jerusalem in the 1st Crusade was also a great example of mockery on medieval battlefields. I once read that while under siege, the muslim garrison paraded crosses on the walls, urinated and spit on them while the "Franks" led a barefoot procession around the city.
someguy 2 жыл бұрын
Can you do a video about general European history which covers a century for example and focuses on the big picture and geopolitics. I don't know how popular it would be but that's my suggestion, I think it would make a great video or series. Love your videos by the way, thanks very much for your work.
werewolf435 2 жыл бұрын
"Bro, you're hiding behind walls for real? I didn't believe my boi Frederick when he said y'all were a cut below, but apparently he was dialing in Straight Fax!" *proceeds to get an ass kicking*
Hoze 123
Hoze 123 10 ай бұрын
Yo boi Frederick be trippin yo
greenrocket23 2 жыл бұрын
Being obsessed with honor is clearly the cause of a great many number of deaths over the centuries
Jose 2 жыл бұрын
Even today it still happens in Islamic countries.
greenrocket23 2 жыл бұрын
Albert Felsen While I agree agree with you, I can't help feeling somewhat dismayed at just how easily people will throw away their lives given the right excuse, regardless of time period
Incubator 2 жыл бұрын
And yet if you don’t defend your honor in modern times, you are perceived as a punk, a pushover and a doormat where people can abuse you at whim. Looks like our ancestors had it right. Bring back duels!
Genetix 2 жыл бұрын
​@greenrocket23 life is temporary, the emperor is eternal. the sooner you learn this the sooner you can free yourself from the musing of heresy, my child.
Juan Zulu
Juan Zulu 2 жыл бұрын
And this way of thinking is coming back to Europa again. By immigration.
Dhindara Vrel
Dhindara Vrel Жыл бұрын
The Franco-Prussian War of 1870 basically started because Napoleon III couldn't take the way Bismarck was talking to him. So it's not entirely without use in modern times.
Sealdeam 2 жыл бұрын
The knights of the Teutonic Order used that tactic before the Battle of Grundwald they sent Władysław II Jagiełło a couple of plain swords to provoke the battle by implying that Jogaila (Jagiełło) and Vytautas would be acting cowardly if they delayed the battle, it did not worked as the knights would had liked, they lost and the swords became a symbol of Poland, they can be seen in the statue of King Jagiełło in Central Park.
Dorian Borecki
Dorian Borecki 2 жыл бұрын
The context of this is also important: Jagiełło chose his ground so that his soldiers could use the shade of a small forest to rest on a hot summer day, while the Teutonic knights were boiling in their armour standing in full sun. So obviously they wanted to start the fight as soon as possible. The envoys carrying the swords reportedly said that Jagiełło can use these if he hasn't enough swords of his own, to which he replied that "We have plenty, but let us take these as a good omen".
Snake puppy
Snake puppy 2 жыл бұрын
By them sending a message that they were going to fast before battle could also be interpreted as the brothers saying “we are preparing to meet god soon!” To show the seriousness. They probably wholeheartedly attempted to draw the elder brother into some sort of trap. He was smart to leave 👌🏽
John Doe
John Doe 2 жыл бұрын
This is swiftly becoming one of my favourite history channels.
Anirudha Mirmira
Anirudha Mirmira 2 жыл бұрын
Could it be that the advent of impersonal tactics like cannonades/indirect artillery fire and also the scale of the battles in the early modern period led to a decline in the use of taunts in starting the battle?
kebman 2 жыл бұрын
I use AE to animate. Naturally it's quite inferior to all Autodesk programs, but on the other hand, it's nice to use Illustrator to make the drawings and parts first, and then just key frame them in AE. Hell, if it's only simple animations, you can even do it in Premiere entirely.
Man of the West
Man of the West 2 жыл бұрын
interesting video, thanks. I'd love to know more about saxony and the other german territories sometime.
Savage Dragon
Savage Dragon 2 жыл бұрын
Great guide. Can't wait to use some of these next time I travel down to London. There ought to be some roadside taverns on the way where I can use these.
B. A. F
B. A. F 2 жыл бұрын
It'a good to see you getting more subscribers, it's been too long you were severely undersubscribed.
Arashmickey 2 жыл бұрын
I love it when you talk historical method and historiography.
LSDKUSH 2 жыл бұрын
I just arrived in 700 AD; your video came super handy since I had no previous experience on how to trigger the enemy. Thanks god for this video! A Time Traveler
The Black Prince
The Black Prince 2 жыл бұрын
Minor error at 9:28 the picture used to show Henry IV the Holy Roman Emperor (1084 - 1105) is actually Henry IV of England (1399 - 1413) besides from that another great video.
Florian 2 жыл бұрын
Having written a Term Paper about the conflict between Henry IV and the saxons. This gave me some great new viewpoints especially about Brunos intention behind demoting Henry .o.
dbinok Жыл бұрын
From Romance of the Three Kingdoms, one of the best insults I remember is Zhuge Liang trying to goad Sima Yi to come out of his fortification to fight. At one point Zhuge Liang sends Sima Yi a dress, implying he was a woman for refusing to fight. The plan somewhat backfired when Zhuge Liang saw Sima Yi actually put on the dress. Sima Yi actually had a good reason to refuse the fight. Zhuge Liang was a brilliant strategist and even with superior numbers, Sima Yi knew he could not defeat him. However Sima Yi had time on his side and knew he could win by just waiting for Zhuge Liang's supplies to run out.
Felipe Pereira
Felipe Pereira 2 жыл бұрын
So, online gaming keeps the medieval customs alive?
King Starscream
King Starscream 2 жыл бұрын
Many athletes have similar traditions. Obviously, competition in general shares many elements with fights and duels.
Jiro Jhasuo, 2nd Grand Company
Jiro Jhasuo, 2nd Grand Company 2 жыл бұрын
Not enough racial slurs lol
Mal-2 KSC
Mal-2 KSC 2 жыл бұрын
13:48 How did you get Skallagrim to cameo for this video? He didn't come here to start a fight, he came here to end it rightly!
Lollonestyle 2 жыл бұрын
This reminds me of the famous book " a hundred and one ways to start a fight" by an Irish gentleman whose name eludes me for the moment
Mike Fisher
Mike Fisher 2 жыл бұрын
‘Thy’ was the familiar form so a lout in the Middle Ages would use ‘your’. Allowing for the many dialects at the time. But by Elizabethan times ‘thy’ had become limited to use with social inferiors, servants and children, which is why it died out, it was seen as an insulting way to address someone. So the thumbnail works for the Elizabethan period. After that ‘thy’ acquired an Olde Worlde role as an indicator of archaic speech. Exact opposite of what happened in Swedish recently (since WW2), when the formal pronoun died out, but for much the same reasons, it came to be regarded as stuffy and hierarchical, in the era of postwar Swedish egalitarianism.
Nico g
Nico g 2 жыл бұрын
At 09:30 when talking about Henry IV. you accidentally put an image of Henry IV King of England not Henry IV the King of Germany. They also lived more than 300 years apart.
Edra Ilyas Pratama
Edra Ilyas Pratama 2 жыл бұрын
"How to Start a Fight in the Middle Ages" >punch >proceed to declare a war for the next 100 years
wismsgre 2 жыл бұрын
Amazing video, keep going with the good job!
Loomy Жыл бұрын
Your french pronunciation is pretty decent sometimes, most youtubers butcher a lot of names but you're pretty close edit: just saw your bio is from switzerland, you probably speak french then but with a swiss accent which I couldnt pick up, im from canada
coldstatic 2 жыл бұрын
How to start a fight in them middle-ages: "And I'm telling you that the only stench heartier than your rotting burrick of a master is the liquor on his fetid breath."
Mega 2 жыл бұрын
This guide will be super usefull as I seek to start a medieval fight where I live.
David Wong
David Wong 2 жыл бұрын
Some opening verbal shots in history can be quite entertaining. Although outside the medieval period, one example was at Thermopylae, when the Persians said that their arrows would blot out the sun, to which the Spartans replied that they would fight in the shade 😆
michimatsch 2 жыл бұрын
Spartans! Lay down your arms! Come and get them.
michimatsch 2 жыл бұрын
Philipp of Macedon: If I ever capture Sparta I shall enslave all men, women and children. Spartan answer: If.
War Pigs
War Pigs Жыл бұрын
"Sir, do you bite your thumb at me!?" "No sir, but I DO bite my thumb!" - Sampson on how to start a fight.
Leo T.
Leo T. 2 жыл бұрын
About honor: will you make a video about how duels worked, rules of engagements, including more recent ages, use of pistols, etc?
Wildfire悪魔 2 жыл бұрын
Starting a fight seems easier when you're holding a rifle half a kilometer away and don't see your supposed enemy's face
John Titor
John Titor 2 жыл бұрын
It's simpler than you think: call the other guy an empty-headed animal food trough wiper and threaten to fart in his general direction.
Thanh Nguyễn Ngọc
Thanh Nguyễn Ngọc 2 жыл бұрын
"Do you know what is good? Your mother" Then they fought. And we fight.
olivier puyou
olivier puyou 2 жыл бұрын
From an English ship captain captured by Robert Surcouf: You French fight for money, we English fight for honor. Mr. everyone is fighting for what they miss the most. ^^
Mark Sittner
Mark Sittner Жыл бұрын
Jacio/jacere actually mean to throw. As in pilum jacere - to throw a lance, a common declaration of war and of claiming a land in roman tradition. "Ora" however used in middle ages as general for the head, in classical latin meant "mouth" or anything below the nose line, in contrast to vultus - eyes, or face as a whole. So, basically, the insult was even more harsh, to put ones mouth up ones ass.
MusikCassette 2 жыл бұрын
Wasn't it rather rare, that armies fought in open field at all?
Austin S
Austin S 2 жыл бұрын
“Lay with dogs that are your chambermaids” -Agatha knight
Scott Anos
Scott Anos 2 жыл бұрын
Just like making love, making war requires foreplay
Rowuomii Makori
Rowuomii Makori 2 жыл бұрын
"What, you egg?" [He stabs him] -Act 4, Scene 2 of Shakespeare's play, Macbeth
Grillo 2 жыл бұрын
Awesome and very educative!
ctastrophe 2 жыл бұрын
Thank you for the upload! I've been itching to pick a fight with some 13th Century jerks
Laurbster 2 жыл бұрын
i love how in the three kingdoms 2010 series there is ALOT of this trash talking to get opponents to duel and leave fortresses
Sad Turtle
Sad Turtle 2 жыл бұрын
Any history video that gets the comments section making Monty Python references is good in my book
Iain Ballas
Iain Ballas 2 жыл бұрын
"Didst... though just bite thine thumb at me?" "Verily, I dideth such an insult upon you!" "Dost thou seek to swappeth hands?" "Verily!"
Napoléon I Bonaparte
Napoléon I Bonaparte 2 жыл бұрын
This is a haven for Monty Python taunts.
FullMontyUK 2 жыл бұрын
They represent the Holy Grail of medieval abuse. 😎
RPF Entertainment
RPF Entertainment 2 жыл бұрын
Travels back in time to the 13th century, drops an inocente a yomama joke, starts a whole conflict spanning generations.
TheCaptNoname 2 жыл бұрын
*Bard:* _"I want to cast Vicious Mockery on him"._ *DM:* _"Are you sure about that? He's an Archduke of Rishia province, which is under the protectorate of Iron Order, after all"._ *Bard (in faltering voice):* _"Y-yeah. Why?"_ *DM:* _"Hmm..." (rolls dice)_ *Bard:* _(fidgets in his chair)_ *DM (loudly):* _"HMM..." (more dice rolling, scrolls through his notes) *Bard:* _(sweats profusely)_ *DM (intensely):* _"HmMmMmM!.." (even more dice rolling)_ *Bard:* _(shrinks into his own chair)_ *DM:* _"Alright, so, you've started a war on three continents and the intel reports about them having tame dragons as well as a couple of heavily armed airships, so expect to be overwhelmed by their aerial support units"._ *Bard:* _(melts down under other party members' hating glares)_ *DM:* _"Oh, and by the way, the Archduke died on the spot from a heart attack, so... You earn 500 combat XP. Congrats!"_
Ocker3 2 жыл бұрын
Love your work :)
Flor Delphin Ta
Flor Delphin Ta 2 жыл бұрын
How to start a fight in the middle ages: Insult them. Ahhhh, war really doesn't change, does it?
Petra Petrakoliou
Petra Petrakoliou 9 ай бұрын
The most funny insults were used by Turcish and Hungarian warriors when they were organizing a duel, it was like a ceremony. They sent the invitations in Hungarian by letters and it was a mix of politeness and insulting what you knew would work on the other party. The captain Thury György is said to have killed more than 600 Turcs in duels of this type and was thought to be invincible before he was ambushed and his head was sent to Stambul. One of his swords is still preserved in the National Museum of Hungary, it is an Arabic blade which was surely one of his prizes, fit with a Hungarian guard.
SubParGamer 2 жыл бұрын
"Things you can say that will start a fight" "You guys wanna start a fight?"
Markus Z
Markus Z 2 жыл бұрын
This is basically how you start a Bar fight
David 2 жыл бұрын
An elegant insult is always far more damaging than a vulgar word 👌
Luis Aldamiz
Luis Aldamiz 2 жыл бұрын
Unless the other guy is so dull that he doesn't understand what you mean.
1337fraggzb00N 2 жыл бұрын
"Let us find a peaceful solution, good Sir." "Your horse smells funny." "I BATHE IN YOUR BLOOD!"
Anders Korsbäck
Anders Korsbäck 2 жыл бұрын
I cannot possibly believe that the notion that Margrave Henry was "forced" by considerations of honour to assault an unfavourable position to be anything else than propaganda invented after the fact to rationalize his actions. If that really were the case, there would be a lot more medieval battles like that. But there isn't. Instead, commanders were cautious about risking their armies in field battles and sought every advantage they could, and would only fight at a disadvantage if forced by circumstance, such as being trapped or fighting over a critical objective, or being at a disadvantage that would only get worse by waiting.
Canadian Hobbit
Canadian Hobbit 2 жыл бұрын
So chroniclers were more honest than modern news media
Go Lucid
Go Lucid 2 жыл бұрын
R A Clark
R A Clark 2 жыл бұрын
Most back alley thieves are more honest than them.
Aleksa Petrovic
Aleksa Petrovic 2 жыл бұрын
Not really. I mean Roman conquest of Gaul can be summed up as: Julius Caesar was a cool guy. -Julius Caesar Also remember that Muslims back then were discribed by Catholics as Pagans like in Epic of Rollo which is either propaganda or ignorance.
Swagata Sarkar
Swagata Sarkar Жыл бұрын
"Your mother !" 😂😂 That's a good way to start a fight 💥
Wolfheart Darnell
Wolfheart Darnell 2 жыл бұрын
Nobody going to talk about how Gotz the Iron Hand invented the phrase "Kiss my arse!"
Corporal Soletrain
Corporal Soletrain 2 жыл бұрын
Gotz von Berlichten doesn't get enough credit for being awesome.
Bubba McCoy
Bubba McCoy 2 жыл бұрын
Goetz von Berlichingen did not invent it, but he did bring the phrase to its Medieval peak. According to legend, when his surrender was demanded, he replied "Er kann mich Im Arsche lecken". The message was so powerful and so ingrained as a refusal to surrender in Germany that a Waffen SS Division carried his name in WW2. Since Germans (like Americans) prefer to use acronyms if at all possible, the Division was called the "LMA". Conveniently, LMA translates to "leck mein Arsch", or "Lick my ass".
Live in Reykjavik
Live in Reykjavik 2 жыл бұрын
"Before we let you leave, your commander must present himself before this army, put his head between his legs, and kiss his own arse." -Mel Gibson
David Wright
David Wright 2 жыл бұрын
Tostig Godwinson: So I become Duke of Northumbria, what will Hardrada get? Harold Godwinson: 6 feet of English ground or as much more as he is taller than other men.
Raynor 2 жыл бұрын
great ! a lot of new facts for me that i did not know .... but may i draw your attention to some tiny mistake. when you explain an event in 1080 ad concerning king henry 4th, there is an image shown of king henry the 4th indeed - but i shows henry bolingbroke (king henry 4th of england, who lived around 300 years later).
Pan Z
Pan Z Жыл бұрын
Alternative title: How Chroniclers used literary tools to fit their Desired Narratives
Ohne 2 жыл бұрын
Amazing content!
DreamskyDance 2 жыл бұрын
Basically battles in middle ages were a lot like modern pvp mmo like eve online battles... two groups meet.. a bit of smack talk.. maybe they fight.. maybe they dont.. more smack talk..
The Danish Patriot
The Danish Patriot 2 жыл бұрын
“Your mother is a hamster and your father smells of elder berries” i can imagine that line being used alot
FEM.B0T .1.0.1
FEM.B0T .1.0.1 2 жыл бұрын
Ye olde mother wears rusty greaves.
Pacifico Studios
Pacifico Studios 7 ай бұрын
"Let us Fight a Fair Fight!" -- Something never heard from the U.S. military.
Arrow 1
Arrow 1 2 жыл бұрын
So the French in the castle insulting Arthur King of the Britains in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" wasn't that far off!🤣
Duck Nguyen
Duck Nguyen Жыл бұрын
Press taunt to get bodied was older than I thought.
nero wulfee92
nero wulfee92 2 жыл бұрын
"Hey buddy I think you got the wrong door, the leather club is two blocks down"
Tyler Scofield
Tyler Scofield 2 жыл бұрын
Funny how warfare had devolved, Roman would have laughed then come back later and killed them all
skyworm Жыл бұрын
It was tactically more advanced at this time I think.
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