Vol I, Issue 1
Starting around 500 AD, Medieval Warfare examines European history during the Dark Ages, Middle Ages, and the beginning of the Renaissance. With a host of different nations and cultures competing for dominance during this period, topics in the magazine are extremely varied and diverse. While popular topics such as the Crusades and Anglo-French wars are given regular coverage, Medieval Warfare also tackles more complex and obscure topics, such as the myriad wars between the Italian city-states and frequent conflicts between Eastern Europe and the Ottoman Empire.
A bi-monthly, 60-page magazine, the bulk of each issue is organised around a central theme, allowing for an especially thorough analysis of that subject from a variety of perspectives. From the wars of Cnut the Great to warrior bishops in the Middle Ages, each theme includes articles analysing major battles, units, weapons, fortifications and fighting styles. Using the latest scholarship, our authors make warfare in this diverse and confusing period accessible.
Besides its articles, Medieval Warfare brings history to life through original maps, drawings and paintings. We specially commission our artists to create accurate illustrations of medieval warriors and warfare. These works are supplemented by photographs showing contemporary art and artefacts. Many of these items are seldom published in conventional histories, and always include the unique context that only Medieval Warfare can provide.
Editor Peter Konieczny sets out how foolish decisions and cruel bloodlust resulted in a terrible tragedy and human suffering on a grand scale during the 1527 Sack of Rome.