Today in European history: the Skirmish at Bendery (1713)

The "Skirmish at Bendery" (known in Swedish as the Kalabaliken i Bender, from the Turkish word kalabalık or "crowd") is a relatively silly affair, but it shows that, even in 1713 when they were supposedly in "decline," the Ottomans were still capable of the occasional muscle flexing in Europe. It's the climax of a chapter … Continue reading Today in European history: the Skirmish at Bendery (1713)