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A Period of War: 1500 - 1800
Some tough questions of a period in history, when war went through a revolutionary phase.
Until 1494, wars were protracted and relatively bloodless, the sieges of towns slow and uncertain. However, war erupted in 1494 when the massive use of cannon made sieges last hours. To what event does this refer?
The French invasion of Italy
The Ottoman siege of Constantinople
The French invasion of the English held counties of Normandy & Aquitaine
The Dutch siege of 's Hertogenbosch
From 1594 onwards, the development of Volley Fire began to have a critical impact. Count William Louis wrote a letter, describing what he had learned from the drill practice used by the Ancient Roman armies, as described by writers such as Aelian. To whom did he send this letter?
Louis de Motgomery
Which country in Europe had the first large permanent military force in Europe?
Galleys undoubtedly revolutionized the War at Sea, the main reason being the far superior fire power over any other sea-going ship at the time. On October 7th, 1571 for the first time galleys were in the forefront of a major sea battle. Which battle was this?
The Battle of Gravelines
The Battle of Svensksund
The Battle of Lepanto
The Battle of Terheyden
What is meant by 'Brandschatzung' (translated as Firemoney)?
Demanding supplies under threat of torching or pillaging
Supplying an army under the threat of being accused as heretics
Pillaging occupied territory in order to obtain supplies for the army
Hiring mercenary armies as 'protection' against pillaging
The period between 1500 - 1800 saw wars transform from wars of attrition to wars of extermination.
In what battle did the Highlanders have their last successful charge?
Claverhouse at Killiecrankie in 1689
Heights of Abraham in 1759
Marquis of Motnrose & Alastair MacColla at Kilsyth in 1644-45 campaign
Bonnie Prince Charlie at Falkirk in 1745-46 campaign
King Frederick V of Bohemia is often referred to as the Winter King because of his short reign.
To what period does 'the Terror' refer to?
The rule of the Legislative Assembly - 1791 - 1792
The rule of the National Constitutional Assembly - 1789 - 1791
The rule of the Directory - 1795 - 1799
The rule of the Legislative Assembly - 1793 - 1794
In 1598 the Imjin war in Asia ended with a devestating defeat of the Japanese Navy by the Allied Korean and Chinese Navies, ending the Japanese invasion of Korea. In what battle was the Japanese fleet decisively defeated?
The battle of Noryang
The battle of Hansan-do
The battle of Sacheon
The battle of Okpo
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