1010 c. Housecarl In the early-11th century, following his conquest of the English kingdom in 1016, King Cnut appears to have introduced a new form of ‘professional’ warrior closely tied to the royal house. The housecarls (huscarle) were the elite forces close to the king and royal family, ready to fight and die for them.

Weapons and Warfare throughout history and the analysis of doctrine, strategy and tactics.

Tercio español 1550

Final stand of the Spanish tercio at the Battle of Rocroi against French gendarmes

MEDIEVAL SPAIN (EL CID) by Justo Jimeno. SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF CID CAMPEADOR. Inspired by the "Cantar del Mio Cid"

MEDIEVAL SPAIN (EL CID) by Justo Jimeno. SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF CID CAMPEADOR. Inspired by the "Cantar del Mio Cid"

Pintura Militar: CAMINOS DEL CID. RODRIGO DIAZ DE VIVAR. EL CID CAMPEADOR

chucrutypilsen: El Cid by Jose Ferre Clauzel.

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