1200s

  • 1202-1204 - Fourth Crusade: Crusaders intend to strike at the Holy Land through Egypt, but instead sack Constantinople

  • 1203-1205 - English-French Wars: Philip II conquers Normandy and Poitou

  • 1209-1229 - Albigensian Crusade: French and Crusader forces crush the Cathar heretics in southern France

1210s

  • 1211-1234 - Mongol-Jin Dynasty War: Mongol forces successfully invade northern China

  • July 16, 1212 - The Reconquista: Spanish forces defeat the Moors at the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa

  • May 30-31, 1213 - English-French Wars: An English fleet defeats the French at the Battle of Damme

  • July 27, 1214 - War of Bouvines: Philip II of France defeats a coalition led by John I of England at the Battle of Bouvines

  • 1218-1221 - Fifth Crusade: Crusaders capture Damietta, but are forced to return it after being defeated near Cairo

1220s

  • 1220 - Mongol Invasions: Mongol armies, under the guidance of Genghis Khan, sack Samarkand

  • July 22, 1227 - Wars of Valdemar: Valdemar II is defeated at the Battle of Bornhöved

  • 1228-1229 - Sixth Crusade: Emperor Frederick II negotiates for control of Jerusalem

1230s

  • 1231-1283 - Northern Crusades: Following the Papal Golden Bull of Rimini, the Teutonic Knights begin the conquest of heathen Prussia

  • November 27, 1237 - Wars of the Guelphs and Ghibellines: Emperor Frederick II beats the Lombard League at the Battle of Cortenuova

1240s

  • April 9, 1241 - Mongol Invasions: European forces are crushed at the Battle of Liegnitz

  • April 5, 1242 - Northern Crusades: The Teutonic Knights are defeated at the Battle of the Ice (Lake Peipus)

  • April 11, 1241 - Mongol Invasions: Hungarian troops are defeated by the Mongols at the Battle of Mohi

1250s

  • February 8-11, 1250 - Seventh Crusade: Crusader forces led by Louis IX are beaten at the Battle of Al Mansurah

  • April 6, 1250 - Seventh Crusade: Louis IX and his army are forced to surrender after the Battle of Fariskur

1260s

  • September 3, 1260 - Mongol Invasions: Mongol forces are defeated by the Mamalukes at the Battle of Ain Jalut

  • 1260-1279 - Mongol-Sung Dynasty War: Mongol force invade and overrun southern China

  • May 14, 1264 - Second Barons' War: Prince Edward (future Edward I) is captured at the Battle of Lewes

  • August 4, 1265 - Second Barons' War: Having escaped, Prince Edward wins the Battle of Evesham effectively ending the conflict

  • February 26, 1266 - Wars of the Guelphs and Ghibellines: Charles of Anjou defeats Manfred of Sicily at the Battle of Benevento

  • August 23, 1268 - Wars of the Guelphs and Ghibellines: Charles of Anjou defends Sicily from Conrad V by winning the Battle of Tagliacozzo

1270s

  • 1270 - Eighth Crusade: Louis IX attacks into Tunisia, but dies shortly after the campaign begins

  • 1277-1284 - Britain: Edward I invades and conquers Wales

  • August 26, 1278 - Holy Roman Empire: Rudolph of Habsburg wins the Battle of Marchfeld over Ottokar II of Bohemia

1280s

  • August 5-6, 1284 - Pisa-Genoa War: Genoa defeats Pisa at the Battle of Meloria and gains Corsica

1290s

  • May 18, 1291 - Mamaluke-Crusader Wars: The siege of Acre ends with the city's capture, effectively ending the Crusader presence in the Holy Land

  • July 14, 1291 - Holy Roman Empire: Albert I of Hapsburg defeats Albrecht of Nassau at the Battle of Göllheim

  • April 27, 1296 - First War of Scottish Independence: Scottish forces are beaten at the Battle of Dunbar

  • September 11, 1297 - First War of Scottish Independence: Sir William Wallace defeats the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge

  • July 22, 1298 - First War of Scottish Independence: Edward I wins the Battle of Falkirk over Wallace

  • September 9, 1298 - Genoa-Venice War: The Genoese fleet defeats the Venetians at the Battle of Curzola

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.

 

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.

 

Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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