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Battle of the Standard, 1138 ⚔️ When they realized they attacked too soon ⚔️ The Anarchy (Part 1)

  • Опубліковано 26 січ 2023
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    Part 1: • Battle of the Standard...
    Part 2: • When the King fights l...
    Part 3: • Rout of Winchester, 11...
    🚩 The Anarchy was a period of civil war and unsettled government in England, often known as The Nineteen Year Winter, that occurred during the reign of King Stephen of England (1135-1154). In this 6-part series I will cover this turbulent period.
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    📢 Narrated by David McCallion
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  • HistoryMarche
    HistoryMarche  8 місяців тому +49

    🚩 Go to ground.news/historymarche to uplevel your news reading experience and also support an independent news platform on a mission to make the media landscape more transparent.
    Part 1: uaclips.com/video/ip5GAf_87sU/відео.html
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    🚩 The Anarchy was a period of civil war and unsettled government in England, often known as The Nineteen Year Winter, that occurred during the reign of King Stephen of England (1135-1154). In this 6-part series I will cover this turbulent period.

    • Sagar Gabhane
      Sagar Gabhane 8 місяців тому +3

      Ho History March.
      Can we tie up.
      India is biggest viewer ship so i will dubbed into Hindi and other regional language same video

    • Jack
      Jack 8 місяців тому +1

      Hey HistoryMarche. I really like your videos and look forward to their release every week. I have a question though: Why are your series released interspersed with other unrelated videos (sometimes for weeks) rather than one after another?
      Thanks for all your sterling work.

    • HistoryMarche
      HistoryMarche  8 місяців тому +9

      @Jack Videos take time to produce. So each episode takes about 1 month to make. In between I post other videos/episodes from other series.

    • Jack
      Jack 8 місяців тому +3

      @HistoryMarche Thank-you so much for the answer. Really appreciate your work.

  • Steve Drugscreensrus
    Steve Drugscreensrus 8 місяців тому +555

    The Narrator really sets History Marche on top of similar websites. Everything he does is perfect. Makes the story much more interesting.

    • James Snee
      James Snee 8 місяців тому +10

      So soothing. He's soporific.

    • Neil of Longbeck
      Neil of Longbeck 8 місяців тому +11

      Shame about his mangling of place names.

    • Scott Nunyos
      Scott Nunyos 8 місяців тому +4

      I agree, he's very memorable.

    • Jon Baxter
      Jon Baxter 8 місяців тому +1

      @Neil of Longbeck "Awln-wick"?

    • Neil of Longbeck
      Neil of Longbeck 8 місяців тому +2

      @Jon Baxter cringeworthily bad, isn't it. Even MS Word gets it right.

  • Dave XB
    Dave XB 7 місяців тому +80

    Based on what you have explained, attacking too early was a mistake. However the real problem seems to have been a lack of discipline, co-ordination, command and control. For example, even if the vanguard had attacked too soon and retreated. The retreating troops could have drawn the now disorganised English into the core Scottish forces. Presumably the fundamental problem being that the forces were loyal to individual barrons instead of a King.

    • Phobics
      Phobics 5 місяців тому +1

      I feel like the defeat can be summed as as divide and conquer, but done to yourself. He sent very fast units forward which were not able to be supported by the rest of the army.Thus giving the engligh a numbers advantage where there should have been none

    • Jonah Naja
      Jonah Naja 4 місяці тому


  • Juan Ferreira
    Juan Ferreira 7 місяців тому +225

    The Anarchy was the historical event in which the fictional conflict of the Dance of the Dragons was inspired by in House of the Dragon.

    • Noah Burns
      Noah Burns 7 місяців тому +21

      I knew the connection between Game of Thrones and the Wars of the Roses, but not this. It seems obvious now though, so thanks for enlightening me!

    • Bla Bla
      Bla Bla 7 місяців тому +4

      and it inspired the most famous SecsPistols song

    • Qihao Liu
      Qihao Liu 7 місяців тому +13

      And was the basis for the best historical fiction Pillar's of the Earth.

    • ŁKS Łódź
      ŁKS Łódź 7 місяців тому +1

      Yeah but the Anarchy makes sense
      The dance doesn't

    • KANE
      KANE 6 місяців тому

      @ŁKS Łódź wym?

  • Napoléon I Bonaparte
    Napoléon I Bonaparte 8 місяців тому +320

    It’s interesting how frequently the Scots and English interacted with each other’s courts, let alone their nobles having mixed ancestry.

    • Engarvi KK
      Engarvi KK 8 місяців тому +38

      Same with french. Sometimes seems the whole world is a single family rule.

    • SolidAvenger
      SolidAvenger 8 місяців тому +17

      @Engarvi KK indeed is it. It's basically the true legacy of the Holy Roman Empire. We all have multiple ancestors from different nations that connect to the Habsburgs or the Wittelsbach dynasties in central Europe. The same could be said of how America interconnects with most of the known world today.

    • Heofonfyr
      Heofonfyr 8 місяців тому +24

      yeah, most people fail to appreciate that this was the case from the very beginning even, the hegemony in Scotland being essenitally another branch of the Saxon tree, having come over in the same migration invasions as those further south... in fact they came up via England where they were established first.

  • The Ming Warrior
    The Ming Warrior 8 місяців тому +133

    King Stephen was a great Monarch for the Saxon peasantry & merchants, it was the Norman nobility & clergy that hated him.

    • Delano Van raalte
      Delano Van raalte 6 місяців тому +5

      Kinda like vlad III Dracula the impaler

    • Rashid Ali
      Rashid Ali 6 місяців тому +1

      Many people thought that nobility where the true masters of the mixieval period but English kingdom where not completely powerless but in fact t they had more power than many other european kings if only they copied Alexander the great and his father then they could have had absolute authority and cheaper army unlike expensive mercenaries and knights they could have has at lest 3 times more soldiers under their direct control

    • Rashid Ali
      Rashid Ali 6 місяців тому +1

      And don't forget that ealrdoms where not related to earls so it's like bigger prvinces while Shires where like subprovinces sheriff was a governor but after Norman conquest only Shires where given to Shireffs so basically while not hereditary its was God if they at least appointed talented men

    • Rashid Ali
      Rashid Ali 6 місяців тому +1

      and if you compare the power and privileges English nobles held to the power and privileges the French nobles held you would Definity now why French nobles of the time rarely revolted against their kings because French nobles where free to operate their own mines glassworks forges and mint their own coins collect taxes in the land they owned as well as fight their own wars and expand their domains and developed their own lands building new villages cities and towns and while they are at it they can collect land rent and trade etc. and paid no taxes to the king and they can build castles while French kings where expected to survive on the income from the royal domain which was fabulously rich compared to other French areas while English nobles where only allowed to use the land they owned as business which meant they can only collect rent and trade and they were obliged to pay taxes to the English crown and perform military service for the English king and to avoid military service they had to pay as well the scutage not just the land tax they paid before and the rent they received from the serfs was affected by the laws that English kings had so basically 25000 pounds that some English kings received had received was more valuable than it seems because it holds more gold in each coin than many currencies of the time so 25000 annually means 150000 annually and dont forget county militias and livies can only be drafted by the order of the king through the shiref so the livies in this battle where due to the kings permision not someone else and the kings litenants had vast power this is why many english nobles wanted hight offices in the government becouse it will generate more hight salaries

    • Treklosopher
      Treklosopher 6 місяців тому +11

      Homies, ya'll need to learn to write before you start giving history lessons.

  • The French on the hill
    The French on the hill 7 місяців тому +10

    I never heard of half of those battles, and everytime I click on a new video, discovering who is involved is just a treat.

  • Bruno Lima
    Bruno Lima 8 місяців тому +56

    Thank you for featuring these less explored timelines and less known conflicts&battles. Keep up the good work.

  • Jesse Dawg
    Jesse Dawg 6 місяців тому +4

    This is like my third time watching this episode. It's really good. Well done to the team. Please more

  • ȶɦɛʍǟȶʀɨӼɨֆʀɛǟʟ
    ȶɦɛʍǟȶʀɨӼɨֆʀɛǟʟ 7 місяців тому +15

    I love this channel. History is so awesome & this channel really brings it to life!

  • Mauricio Rousselon
    Mauricio Rousselon 7 місяців тому +2

    Clear and engaging history animation that deserves further consideration. The pop-up dialog globes are just right and funny as hell. Three stars of four for not conveying precise info on the patronage intention since the beginning, making me fast forward after feeling confused…

  • daniel santiago urtado
    daniel santiago urtado 8 місяців тому +234

    The Anarchy, one of the worst civil conflicts to ever afflict england... But one that gave rise to it's greatest Dynasty: The Plantagenets.

    • kevin gray
      kevin gray 8 місяців тому +25

      Psychopathic Angevins, cruel, megalomaniac kings particularly longshanks.

    • MilanSemberac 999
      MilanSemberac 999 8 місяців тому +17

      Some of the best Frenchmen

    • SolidAvenger
      SolidAvenger 8 місяців тому +18

      @kevin gray agreed. This kind of tyrannical rule was the reason why the Maga Carta was created in 1215 under the third Angevin monarch John, King of England. Unfortunately, Longshanks skipped around the Maga Carta until the disaster at Stirling Bridge forced him to join with the magnates to confirm/sign it to allow him to have enough support to wage another war with the Scots.

  • Jon Baxter
    Jon Baxter 8 місяців тому +28

    Very interesting period of history. Felt like the world had been turned up on its head.

  • El Bandito
    El Bandito 8 місяців тому +207

    Scotland: England is in chaos, let's invade!
    Scotland 5 days later: That was a bad idea, retreat!

    • Neil of Longbeck
      Neil of Longbeck 8 місяців тому +33

      They did something similar during the Black Death, with all the expected results.

    • Neil of Longbeck
      Neil of Longbeck 7 місяців тому +1

      @Justin Willingale got a sources for this not very coherent rambling?

    • SigandGibbs
      SigandGibbs 7 місяців тому +1

      @Neil of Longbeck English did something very similar a few times too

  • 1daveyp
    1daveyp 7 місяців тому +14

    Really good video, clear, good looking, well produced. One tiny point, Alnwick isn't pronounced as it's written. The l and w are silent, it's pronounced Annick.

  • Shehan Senanayaka
    Shehan Senanayaka 7 місяців тому +7

    brilliant documentary. historymarche one of the best channels in youtube about history. the anarchy one of the most devastating periods of the english history. looking forward to watch more great content from your channel. A fan from Sri Lanka . this led to the takover by henry ii son of empress matilda . brilliant as usual.

  • Im Laughinq
    Im Laughinq 8 місяців тому +23

    thank you for covering this period of transition in English history!

  • The BealRutcher (Very Olde Dutch Dude)
    The BealRutcher (Very Olde Dutch Dude) 7 місяців тому +6

    Fun and interesting. Well done!
    I (as a Dutch) do not know much of your English fights, but I think the Dutch Kingdom also had family in GB and France and Germany.
    BTW, I see that Holland is very much made of water.. 😛

      MATTHEW DOES YT 7 місяців тому +1

      you should do some research the english are renowned in world history for the amount of wars and battles they fought

  • Mohammed Says Rashid
    Mohammed Says Rashid 8 місяців тому +6

    Most wonderful introduction of that strike & political background ( kings, lords & Noble dynasties competitions amongst themselves for approaching English thrones ) at those times...(History Marche) channel, you are an extremely excellent historical coverage channel. Allot thanks

  • James Clark
    James Clark 7 місяців тому +2

    beautifully made and authoritative storytelling

  • Andrew Gates
    Andrew Gates 5 днів тому

    This is quite literally the plot House of the Dragon, only without the dragons. I've always known George R.R. Martin used European history like the War of the Roses, the Hundred Year War and so on as inspiration, but I always thought he took more liberties in his portrayal of those events. Now I see the history of Westeros is really just our history with dragons for icing and magic for sprinkles.

  • Raven Claw
    Raven Claw 7 місяців тому +1

    Great video and very informative! Thank you.

  • Frederick II Prussia
    Frederick II Prussia 7 місяців тому

    I'll confess, as much as I love Alexander Doddy as a history narrator, David McCallion has been growing on me for the past couple years
    Always enjoy y'alls videos, keep it up

  • john pijano
    john pijano 8 місяців тому +72

    If I am not wrong. This period of the Anarchy and this English Royal Civil War, is the foundation for the Dance of the Dragons Civil War in ASOF and in the tv show House of the Dragons

    • Alfred
      Alfred 8 місяців тому +20

      Yeah. Game of thrones is also based of the war of the roses.

    • Matt C
      Matt C 8 місяців тому +11

      What is history but an endlessly convoluted soap opera

    • SolidAvenger
      SolidAvenger 8 місяців тому +7

      @Alfred is correct. From William The Conqueror to Henry VII's retaking of his family's throne is basically what GoT is based on.

    • Sam A
      Sam A 7 місяців тому +3

      Yep pretty incredible how slow he writes when he's just plagiarizing/adapting stories anyway. Maybe he'd be faster if he came up with something more original. Anyway he's gonna die before redditors get their book, which is just punishment.

    • KopperNeoman
      KopperNeoman 7 місяців тому +2

      @Daemon Targaryen Final Fantasy Tactics had the most interesting fictional War of the Roses. A lot of it is in the background, because you play as the childhood friend of the new king, and you end up punching the demons behind it all while he resolves the civil war.

  • Broken Bridge
    Broken Bridge 8 місяців тому +5

    This is going to be one really interesting video series to watch. Great video.

  • Macaroni 80
    Macaroni 80 7 місяців тому +2

    Well done, lads!❤

  • morelenmir
    morelenmir 7 місяців тому

    The Cadfael stories are reasonably well researched and occur during the period of the Anarchy and the 'Robber Barons'.

  • devon spencer
    devon spencer 8 місяців тому +2

    Love the videos always learn so much from with you guys please keep up the grate work!

  • Wilfred jurassic yes
    Wilfred jurassic yes Місяць тому

    I absolutely love these vids. I main veined total war from its 2d beginning. Yall are my people, u have to be. Learned alot about the world throughout all the different titles. Still play rome. Barbarian invasion was awesome. Sorry off topic i love these vids dude.

    MAGA TRON 7 місяців тому

    A claimed mistake of attacking early is NOT ALWAYS a mistake, an open mind on the day is needed.

  • Manuel Apollo
    Manuel Apollo 8 місяців тому +6

    Keep up with the great job!

  • Rosco Sisco
    Rosco Sisco 8 місяців тому +5

    Another epic medieval era battle 👌.

  • jim morris
    jim morris 7 місяців тому +3

    "never interrupt you enemy when he's making a mistake"
    Napoleon Bonaparte.

  • King Quad
    King Quad 7 місяців тому +1

    Every episode you people make is fanfuckingtastic! Excellent job gentlemen

  • BBQDad463
    BBQDad463 4 місяці тому

    Thank you for this video. Well done!

  • John Irby
    John Irby 7 місяців тому +9

    Attacking first is not ideal. Unless you are Alexander...the dude straight up charged at the Battle of the Granicus, Issus, Gaugamela. His rapid advances were shocking, brave, borderline foolish but resoundingly successful.

    • Hubert
      Hubert 7 місяців тому

      he had good cavalry, charging uphill on foot is different thing

  • Kapiti Hobbies
    Kapiti Hobbies 5 місяців тому

    Always enjoy your videos. one small observation... iirc, the north english town of Alnwick is pronounced : "a Nick" without the pause the space suggests!

  • KlumsyK
    KlumsyK 7 місяців тому

    Just want to say the porraits are superb. Such depth and character and consistency.

  • SolidAvenger
    SolidAvenger 8 місяців тому +25

    Quote about King David I of Scotland
    "Few kings more than David I deserve the reputation as “maker” of his kingdom. Although he is overshadowed in popular memory by his descendant, the later “saviour” of Scotland, Robert Bruce, it was David who laid the foundations of the medieval Scottish monarchy and set in motion the changes that created the kingdom that vied with England for mastery of the British Isles."
    - 'David I: The King Who Made Scotland' by book author Richard Oram

    • Croutonium
      Croutonium 8 місяців тому +2

      One could draw a comparison to Philip of Macedon in this case

    • SolidAvenger
      SolidAvenger 8 місяців тому +2

      @Croutonium very true. King Philip II of Macedon did allow Alexander to have enough advantages to defeat his domestic Greek rivals and later enhance/upgrade the army to fight Persia in the coming conflicts. Literally reshape the Hellenistic world, and some thought Philip be the thirteenth Greek God had he not been assassinated. Same could be almost said about Frederick The Great when he inherited his father's well trained army for Prussia.

  • Teal Black
    Teal Black 7 місяців тому

    Great breakdown of the macro and micro situations!

  • Octavian Vasilescu
    Octavian Vasilescu 3 місяці тому +1

    Stephen and David, unlike most rules of the time, were actually reasonably honorable

  • Khalid khan
    Khalid khan 7 місяців тому

    I,love historical events.your voice briefing is excellent

  • mmvti
    mmvti 6 місяців тому

    hi great work, what program i can use to create animated maps and formations like this?

  • Andy Foster
    Andy Foster 6 місяців тому +1

    Great video about a battle I was unaware of...

  • The Unreliable Narrator
    The Unreliable Narrator  7 місяців тому

    I swear David is the goat narrator.. it's just not the same when I watch other channels on ancient battles

  • KHK001
    KHK001 8 місяців тому +5

    Great video as always HM!

  • James Ross
    James Ross 8 місяців тому +2

    Amazing work as always!

  • Constitutional Hermeneutics-
    Constitutional Hermeneutics-  7 місяців тому

    My ancestor William De Corbeil- Arch bishop of Canterbury directly contributed to this conflict! so damn proud! None of the chroniclers doubted his piety, even when they named him a perjurer and a traitor for his coronation of Stephen. Unser Historische.

  • J.F. Fisher
    J.F. Fisher 7 місяців тому

    Great work! I'll be checking out more.

  • Jason Donaldson
    Jason Donaldson 8 місяців тому +17

    I live near Northallerton and there is a monument along the road just outside Northallerton it stands where the standard was raised

    • Ex Oblivione
      Ex Oblivione 7 місяців тому +1

      Is that near Darlington? I lived in Darlington for a while and that place sound super familiar.

    • Jason Donaldson
      Jason Donaldson 7 місяців тому +1

      Yes its on the Northallerton to Darlington back road mate

  • Frank Humphreys
    Frank Humphreys 7 місяців тому +16

    Can you please add a key for scale? Alot of times I have no idea what scale I am looking at, is it a kilometer or 10 Kilometers? How far did they march, how far away was the enemy, how large was the battlefield? Please help, I watch this channel almost daily. Thx for the content!

  • Marccan
    Marccan 7 місяців тому +3

    Another video about English history, keep it on... Sarcasm aside, you are great channel but would be nice to hear about lesser known but also epic battles, such as Posada 1330, Kulikovo 1380, Rozgony 1312, Clontarf 1014, Aljubarrota 1385, Navas de Tolosa 1212, Guadalete 711 or dozens of other reconquista battles, Zemun 1167, Serres 1196, Mokra and Torvioll or other battles of Skanderbey? The battle of Zara in 1346 was a massive fight between 30-55 000 soldiers (16-25 000 Venetians, 20-30 000 Hungarians and Croatians) and included naval forces (30 Venetian galleys bombed the attackers and then landed behind their back). And how many lesser known battles thorough Africa and are Asia still to be told! Hope you guys will do these topics some day.

  • Andrew
    Andrew 7 місяців тому +4

    How the hell do you make dots and squares interesting? amazing content

  • Darren Knorr
    Darren Knorr 7 місяців тому

    Could you Imagine trying a timely battle plan with hundreds of raging Scotts in the front ranks 👀😐⚔️⚔️😬
    Best to keep them 2 kms back of the line, so by the time you need them, they will have rampaged into action. 😆

  • Xander Piz
    Xander Piz 7 місяців тому

    This is to me how 'news' really should be reported. Calmly, succinctly and strangely with character and depth without being overtly political.

  • Ken Webster
    Ken Webster 7 місяців тому

    Well attacking immediately upon arrival at Stamford Bridge worked out extremely well for Harold Godwinson.

  • wedgeantillies66
    wedgeantillies66 8 місяців тому +4

    Major problem of Stephen's reign is that he was too full of mercy and chivlarly when it came to dealing with his opponents and letting them go free when they were in his power, instead of setting an example and acting ruthlessly by imprisoning, exilinf or executing them as traitors and rebels. It what his uncle would have done in his place.

  • Ex0dus111
    Ex0dus111 7 місяців тому

    Damnit! Had David not chosen to retreat, but joined Henry in a pincer maneuver, they would have won easily.

  • Well Wisdom
    Well Wisdom 7 місяців тому +1

    Dang. This period gives the warhammer 40k universe a run for their money with so much war.

  • Tyler Campbell
    Tyler Campbell 7 місяців тому +1

    The soundtracks Epic History and Kings and Generals use are God-Tier, but HistoryMarche definitely has the best narrator. Hands down.

    • James McLeod
      James McLeod 7 місяців тому

      Dude, imagine if all 3 of the channels collaborated on a docuseries.

  • Byron
    Byron 6 місяців тому

    Makes sense. You want to wait until they're hungry and demoralized. However, his Amy may have been hungrier, which may have forced his hand.

  • Grassman Lawncare
    Grassman Lawncare 7 місяців тому

    The trick is to make them think you’re attacking early, then quickly make a U-Turn, like the Roman Slayer 🤙🏼

  • V_Cpt- Phasma_V
    V_Cpt- Phasma_V 7 місяців тому +1

    i imagine this war is what inspired the dance of dragons in ASOIAF, not surprising considering ASOIAF is essentially entirely based upon British history

  • Scott Campbell
    Scott Campbell 7 місяців тому +1

    Peace is that brief moment when everyone stands around reloading.

  • Palimbacchius
    Palimbacchius 7 місяців тому

    How can this excellent video have 289k views and only 9k likes? Do people just take this kind of quality for granted?

    • barkershill
      barkershill 6 місяців тому +1

      I’m guessing all those who didn’t like it were Scotish

    • Fonzie Bulldog
      Fonzie Bulldog 6 місяців тому

      Some time after the atom bomb war they probably realize they did.

  • The Awesome Man
    The Awesome Man 7 місяців тому

    "Dance of the Dragons" sounds like a more poetic name for this English civil war than "Anarchy".

  • Boomer04888
    Boomer04888 7 місяців тому

    Channels like these remind me of the prime days of the History Channel, before it turned into alien conspiracies and people sorting through shipping containers of garbage.

  • Nicholas Wilson
    Nicholas Wilson 8 місяців тому

    Love how these are history lessons with a wee battle at the end as reward. This was not much of a battle it seems, with the Scots basically defeating themselves while the English waited and reacted.

  • AJ
    AJ 5 місяців тому

    Awesome video! Thank you!

  • Liberater
    Liberater 8 місяців тому +3

    I literally just finished a whole documentary about the anarchy and then you release this talk about a coincedence

  • Anass Echaoui
    Anass Echaoui 7 місяців тому

    I love ur vids man, keep it up, but wouldn’t it be better to not put a “spoiler” in your captions? As in other videos, where for example u put the outcome of the battle in the title, which I find a lil annoying, since I see the battles as episodes, I’d rather not know who wins beforehand, if u get me. Otherwise, I really like your style of videos👍🏽

  • pandabear4321gogo
    pandabear4321gogo 8 місяців тому +2

    I'm about to binge this channel for 12 hours! :D

  • Tanowa
    Tanowa 8 місяців тому +7

    If I was David's son. I would be furious with my father for withdrawing and not taking advantage of the charge.
    A clear sign of a sheep leading lions. David had numerical advantage and an eager army, and still lost.

    • Iggy Zeta
      Iggy Zeta 7 місяців тому +1

      The Scottish royals at the time were also the rightful kings of England, having the Wessex kings as their ancestors. They should have pushed south.

    • Tomasz Wota
      Tomasz Wota 7 місяців тому

      I don't know, if I was David I'd be pissed at those overly eager banner men that egged him on and just threw themselves into battle instead of waiting patiently. They had the advantage and if we'd believe the map, the high ground.
      But yes, seems like something went really wrong with that battle. I wouldn't be overly harsh on David overall though. He built the foundations of Scotland.

    • SigandGibbs
      SigandGibbs 7 місяців тому +1

      you show absolutely no grasp for strategy

  • Julian Hall
    Julian Hall 7 місяців тому

    Explaining /why/ Matilda and Stephen both felt they had legitimate claims is fundamental to the whole Anarchy, arguably the first English Civil War, well before Charles I, and should be /first/, not later in the video out of sync. IIRC prior to Henry's death members of his court agreed when /he named Matilda as his heir/. After he died they reneged on their oaths and switched alliance to Stephen. Cue civil war aka The Anarchy.

  • Strider
    Strider 7 місяців тому

    Another great video!

  • Hans Spiegl
    Hans Spiegl 8 місяців тому +8

    Fascinating History unknown to me as Austrian.

    • Neil of Longbeck
      Neil of Longbeck 8 місяців тому +3

      It's not too well known in England, either. Unless you read the Cadfael novels, which are set in this period.

  • Chalino Falcone
    Chalino Falcone 6 місяців тому

    "It was the twenty-fourth evening of December, the eve of the winter solstice--the eve of the birth of Mithras; and quite soon now, in camps and forts wherever the Eagles flew, men would be gathering to his worship. In the outposts and the little frontier forts the gatherings would be mere handfuls, but in the great Legionary Stations there would be full caves of a hundred men. Last year, at Isca, he had been one of them, newly initiated at the bull-slaying, the brand of the Raven Degree still raw between his brows."
    [The Eagle of the Ninth, Rosemary Sutcliff, 1954]

  • The Crusader Historian
    The Crusader Historian 7 місяців тому +1

    Thanks for a great video!

  • Seala Pest control
    Seala Pest control 7 місяців тому

    "Thus, though we have heard of stupid haste in war, cleverness has never been seen associated with long delays."

  • David Hughes
    David Hughes 8 місяців тому +2

    The common soldier didn't have much to say but to try to live to see his family again.

  • Eurtun Wagens
    Eurtun Wagens 6 місяців тому

    Excellent narrative.

  • Julian Hall
    Julian Hall 7 місяців тому

    Cool.. I've not seen The Anarchy covered before :)

  • Sam du Maquis
    Sam du Maquis 7 місяців тому

    Your work is fantastic

  • Adam Podlewski
    Adam Podlewski 7 місяців тому

    I read [Battle of the Stalingrad, 1138] and I thought that someone really attacked early.

  • AkodoGarou
    AkodoGarou 7 місяців тому +1

    I can see where GRRM got his inspiration for the Dance of Dragons from.

    AFAQUE AHMED 7 місяців тому +1

    French and the Scots should have a match on who was England's better rival .

  • Michael Singer
    Michael Singer 8 місяців тому +13

    Ironic that David I lost the battle. But he ended up getting most of what he wanted in the end anyway.

    • Tib-Sky
      Tib-Sky 8 місяців тому +1

      Tactical Defeat, but Strategic Success.

  • Anon (watch Dominion 2018)
    Anon (watch Dominion 2018) 5 місяців тому

    have you made a playlist of this series?

  • Jake4595
    Jake4595 7 місяців тому +1

    I wish this channel would do more on Chinese battles

  • hentaioverwhelming
    hentaioverwhelming 8 місяців тому +3

    At 16:30:
    "Don't call me Shirley"
    I didn't think I'd see an Airplane joke here. Well done.

  • Dream’s Father
    Dream’s Father 7 місяців тому

    the father didn’t fight. he just fled.

  • GeneralAigullletes
    GeneralAigullletes 8 місяців тому +1

    Could you please list the exact songs used in each one of these video? Thank you!
    Watching further, I have to edit this comment to say it's been another great video as always. One quality of this channel I appreciate is the narrative style that is used in your writing, especially how the videos start with a little climactic trailer to what's to come.
    Also this is literally such a bad HOTD knockoff, SMH, stop ripping off the originals...

  • L
    L 7 місяців тому

    It's not that attacking early is bad. It's that it was a half ass attack

  • Platanis2008
    Platanis2008 7 місяців тому

    That wasn't a "too soon attack", it was a "too soon withdrawal"...

  • Newone Very
    Newone Very 6 місяців тому

    I doubt a king would scale a wall endangering the entire campaign

  • Tulio Flaco Marón
    Tulio Flaco Marón 7 місяців тому +2

    Subtítulos en español, por favor. Es el segundo idioma más hablado del mundo.

  • CaQ
    CaQ 7 місяців тому

    This is what happens when you don’t get Blacksmith upgrades in AOE.

  • Mark Faraday
    Mark Faraday 7 місяців тому

    Great stuff!

  • Beacher2
    Beacher2 7 місяців тому

    Great presentation of a complicated subject

  • Rob Babcock
    Rob Babcock 8 місяців тому

    Great video!⚔🔥👏