Today in European history: the Crusade of Nicopolis (1396)

Although we think of “the Crusades” as the series of major Christian military expeditions in the Middle East (and North Africa, and Greece that one time) that took place in the 11th-13th centuries, the Crusading movement actually encompassed much more than that. The Reconquista in Iberia was, for a time, treated as a Crusade, for example. There … Continue reading Today in European history: the Crusade of Nicopolis (1396)