1400s

  • July 20, 1402 - Ottoman-Timurid Wars: Timur wins the Battle of Ankara

  • July 21, 1403 - Britain: Henry IV wins the Battle of Shrewsbury

1410s

  • July 15, 1410 - Polish-Lithuanian-Teutonic War: Battle of Grunwald (Tannenberg) sees the Teutonic Knights defeated

  • August 18-September 22, 1415 - Hundred Years' War: Henry V besieges and captures Harfleur

  • October 25, 1415 - Hundred Years' War: French forces are beaten by Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt

  • January 19, 1419 - Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V

  • July 30, 1419 - Hussite Wars: Fighting begins with the First Defenestration of Prague

1420s

  • March 21, 1421 - Hundred Years' War: Scottish and French forces defeat the English at the Battle of Baugé

  • July 31, 1423 - Hundred Years' War: The English win the Battle of Cravant

  • August 17, 1424 - Hundred Years' War: The Duke of Bedford wins the Battle of Verneuil

  • September 5, 1427 - Hundred Years' War: French forces break the siege of Montargis

  • October 12, 1428-May 8, 1429 - Hundred Years' War: The Siege of Orleans is fought, with Joan of Arc eventually saving the city

  • February 12, 1429 - Hundred Years' War: Sir John Fastolf wins the Battle of the Herrings

  • June 18, 1429 - Hundred Years' War: The French win the Battle of Patay

1430s

  • May 30, 1431 - Hundred Years' War: Joan of Arc is executed at Rouen

  • August 14, 1431 - Hussite Wars: The Hussites win the Battle of Taus

  • May 30, 1434 - Hussite Wars: The conflict effectively ends following the Battle of Lipany

1450s

  • April 15, 1450 - Hundred Years' War: Comte de Clermont defeats the English at the Battle of Formigny

  • April 2-May 29, 1453 - Byzantine-Ottoman Wars: The Second Ottoman Siege of Constantinople is conducted resulting in the fall of the Byzantine Empire

  • July 17, 1453 - Hundred Years' War: The English, under the Earl of Shrewsbury are beaten at the Battle of Castillon

  • May 22, 1455 - Wars of the Roses: The First Battle of St. Albans results in a victory for the Yorkist cause

  • September 23, 1459 - Wars of the Roses: The Earl of Salisbury wins the Battle of Blore Heath for the Yorkists

1460s

  • July 10, 1460 - Wars of the Roses: Henry VI is captured during the Battle of Northampton

  • December 30, 1460 - Wars of the Roses: Richard, Duke of York is defeated and killed at the Battle of Wakefield

  • February 2, 1461 - Wars of the Roses: The Yorkists win the Battle of Mortimer's Cross and Edward IV is proclaimed king

  • March 29, 1461 - Wars of the Roses: Edward triumphs at the Battle of Towton

  • July 1467-1477 - Japan: A dispute between Hosokawa Katsumoto and Yamana Sōzen escalates into the Onin War

  • July 26, 1469 - Wars of the Roses: The Lancastrians win at the Battle of Edgecote Moor

1470s

  • April 14, 1471 - Wars of the Roses: The Earl of Warwick is killed at the Battle of Barnet

  • May 4, 1471 - Wars of the Roses: Edward IV reclaims the throne after winning the Battle of Tewkesbury

  • March 1, 1476 - War of the Castilian Succession: Portugal is defeated at the Battle of Toro

  • March 2, 1476 - Burgundian Wars: Duke Charles of Burgundy is beaten at the Battle of Granson

  • June 22, 1476 - Burgundian Wars: Swiss forces defeat the Duke of Burgundy at the Battle of Murten (Morat)

  • January 5, 1477 - Burgundian Wars: Duke Charles is defeated and killed at the Battle of Nancy ending the conflict

1480s

  • August 22, 1485 - Wars of the Roses: Henry Tudor triumphs at the Battle of Bosworth Field and becomes Henry VII

  • June 16, 1487 - Wars of the Roses: The final engagement of the war is fought at the Battle of Stoke Field

1490s

  • January 2, 1492 - The Reconquista: Spanish forces capture Granada from the Moors ending the conflict

  • October 1494 - Italian Wars: Sixty-three years of conflict begin with the French invasion of Italy

1510s

  • April 11, 1512 - War of the League of Cambrai: French forces win the Battle of Ravenna

  • September 9, 1513 - War of the League of Cambrai: Scottish forces are crushed at the Battle of Flodden

  • August 23, 1514 - Ottoman Empire: Ottoman forces win the Battle of Chaldiran over the Safavid Empire

  • September 13-14, 1515 - War of the League of Cambrai: The French defeat the Swiss at the Battle of Marignano

1520s

  • February 24, 1525 - Italian Wars: Imperial and Spanish forces defeat and capture Francis I at the Battle of Pavia

  • April 21, 1526 - Mughal Conquests: Babur wins the First Battle of Panipat

  • August 29, 1526 - Ottoman-Hungarian Wars: Hungarian forces are badly defeated at the Battle of Mohacs

  • March 17, 1527 - Mughal Conquests: The forces of Babur defeat the Rajput Confederation to conquer northern India

  • May 6, 1527 - Italian Wars: Imperial troops sack Rome

  • September 27-October 14, 1529 - Ottoman-Habsburg Wars: The Ottomans besiege Vienna but are forced to retreat

1530s

  • October 11, 1531 - Second War of Kappel: Swiss Catholics defeat the Protestants of Zurich at the Battle of Kappel

  • 1539 - Mughal Empire: Humayan is defeated by the Sher-Shah at the Battle of Benares

1540s

  • 1540 - Anglo-Spanish War: English naval commander Sir Francis Drake is born in Tavistock, Devon

  • November 24, 1542 - Anglo-Scottish Wars: Scottish forces are beaten at the Battle of Solway Moss

  • February 21, 1543 - Ethiopian-Adal War: Emperor Galawdewos wins the Battle of Wayna Daga

  • February 27, 1545 - Anglo-Scottish Wars: Scottish troops defeat the English at the Battle of Ancrum Moor

  • April 24, 1547 - Schmalkaldic War: Protestant forces are beaten at the Battle of Mühlberg

  • September 10, 1547 - Anglo-Scottish Wars: The English win the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh over the Scots

1550s

  • November 5, 1556 - Mughal Empire: Mughal forces defeat rebels at the Second Battle of Panipat

1560s

  • September 10, 1561 - Japan: The Battle of Kawanakajima is fought between Takeda and Uesugi forces

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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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