• 1602 - Eighty Years' War: Maurice of Orange captures Grave

  • 1609 - Eighty Years' War: The Twelve Years' Truce ends fighting between the United Provinces and Spain


  • May 23, 1618 - Thirty Years' War: The Second Defenestration of Prague leads to the outbreak of the conflict


  • November 8, 1620 - Thirty Years' War: Ferdinand II defeats Ferdinand V at the Battle of White Mountain

  • April 25, 1626 - Thirty Years' War: Albrecht von Wallenstein leads Catholic forces to victory at the Battle of Dessau Bridge


  • September 17, 1631 - Thirty Years' War: Swedish forces led by King Gustavus Adolphus win the Battle of Breitenfeld

  • November 16, 1632 - Thirty Years' War: Swedish troops win the Battle of Lützen, but Gustavus Adolphus is killed in the fighting

  • December 17, to April 15, 1638 - Shimabara Rebellion: A peasant rebellion takes place on Japan's Shimabara Peninsula


  • October 23, 1642 - English Civil War: The first pitched battle of the conflict is fought at Edgehill

  • May 19, 1643 - Thirty Years' War: French troops win the Battle of Roncroi

  • July 2, 1644 - English Civil War: Parliamentary forces win the Battle of Marston Moor

  • June 14, 1645 - English Civil War: Parliamentarian troops crush Royalist forces at the Battle of Naseby

  • May 15 & October 24, 1648 - Thirty Years' War: The Peace of Westphalia ends both the Thirty and Eighty Years' War


  • July 10, 1652 - First Anglo-Dutch War: The English Parliament declares war on the Dutch Republic

  • May 8, 1654 - First Anglo-Dutch War: The Treaty of Westminster ends the conflict

  • 1654 - Anglo-Spanish War: Driven by commercial rivalry, England declares war on Spain


  • September 1660 - Anglo-Spanish War: After the restoration of Charles II, the war comes to an end

  • March 4, 1665 - Second Anglo-Dutch War: The conflict begins after the Dutch permit their ships to fire when threatened

  • May 24, 1667 - War of Devolution: France invades the Spanish Netherlands starting the war

  • June 9-14, 1667 - Second Anglo-Dutch War: Admiral Michiel de Ruyter leads a successful raid on the Medway

  • July 31, 1667 - Second Anglo-Dutch War: The Treaty of Breda ends the conflict

  • May 2, 1668 - War of Devolution: Louis XIV agrees to the Triple Alliance's demands bringing the war to a close


  • April 6, 1672 - Third Anglo-Dutch War: England joins France and declares war on the Dutch Republic

  • February 19, 1674 - Third Anglo-Dutch War: The Second Peace of Westminster ends the war

  • June 20, 1675 - King Philip's War: A band of Pokanoket warriors attacks the Plymouth colony opening the war

  • August 12, 1676 - King Philip's War: King Philip is killed by colonists effectively ending the war


  • 1681 - War of 27 Years: Fighting begins between the Marathas and Mughals in India

  • 1683 - War of the Holy League: Pope Innocent XI forms the Holy League to block Ottoman expansion in Europe

  • September 24, 1688 - War of the Grand Alliance: Fighting begins as the Grand Alliance forms to contain French expansion


  • July 12, 1690 - War of the Grand Alliance: William III defeats James II at the Battle of the Boyne

  • February 13, 1692 - Glorious Revolution: Members of Clan MacDonald are attacked during the Glencoe Massacre

  • September 20, 1697 - War of the Grand Alliance: The Treaty of Ryswick ends the War of the Grand Alliance

  • January 26, 1699 - War of the Holy League: The Ottomans sign the Treaty of Karlowitz ending the war

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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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