The nature of siege warfare meant military and residential spaces were often one and the same, giving women numerous opportunities to participate as combatants in the defense of their homes.
The Marquis bombarded Malaga’s Gibralfaro Castle in 1487 during a bloody siege led by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in their bid to finish the Reconquista.
Ferdinand and his Christian army attacked the Muslim-held city of Malaga in 1487. The clash would go down in history as an incredibly cruel and bloody siege.
Hamet gambled everything on defending the city of Malaga against the onslaught of Christian forces led by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in 1487.
Philip invaded England and laid siege to Dover Castle in 1216 at the behest of the Barons to unseat John and claim the Kingdom for his own.
De Burgh, noted for his prowess in defending against sieges, was commander of Dover Castle and its garrison when Prince Louis of France attacked in 1216.
Madog led his army of Welsh rebels to a number of successful battles and even besieged the English King at Conwy during the uprising of 1294-95.
Edward built the Iron Ring of castles in northern Wales. He was at Conwy Castle when Welsh forces attacked during the rebellion of 1294-95.
Battle Castle with Dan Snow will air in Canada Feb. 23 on History Television! First up - the epic tale of Syria's Crac des Chevaliers, the crown jewel of Crusader castles.
Philip laid siege to Chateau Gaillard in 1203-1204. His son, Prince Louis, attacked Dover Castle in 1216.