10 Epic Medieval Battles That Shaped History and the World's Borders

Medieval battle was a bloody, vicious business. These battles changed the course of history.

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The Battle of Hulao

621 CE

The Battle of Tours

732 CE

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  • Charles Martel during the Battle of Tours, as depicted by Charles de Steuben.

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The Battle of Hastings

1066 CE

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  • The Battle of Hastings as depicted on the Bayeaux Tapestry.

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The Battle of Hattin

1187 CE

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  • King Guy surrenders to Saladin.

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The Battle of Bouvines

1214 CE

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  • Phillip II at Bouvines.

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The Battle of Mohi

1241 CE

The Crusade of Nicopolis

1396 CE

The Battle of Grunwald

1410 CE

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  • The Polish-Lithuanian forces look down upon their slaughtered enemies.

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The Siege of Orléans

1428-1429 CE

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  • Joan of Arc leads a charge at the Siege of Orléans.

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The Battle of Castillon

1453