In 1396, Count John of Nevers, son of Duke Philip the Bold of Burgundy, led a Crusade against the Ottoman Empire. In this second part of three on the Crusade of Nicopolis we will explore the legacy of the Crusades in Late Medieval Europe and begin our march towards Nicopolis.
Time Period Covered: ~1300 – 1396
Notable People: John the Fearless, Philip the Bold, Philippe de Mezieres, King Charles VI of France, King Richard II of England, John of Gaunt, Louis of Orleans, Sigismund of Luxembourg, Mircea the Elder, Bayezid the Thunderbolt
Notable Events/Developments: Fall of Outremer, The Truce of Leulinghem, Battle of Vidin (1396), Siege of Oryahovo (1396)
Thank you to Gary Girod from the French History Podcast and Emmanuel Dubois from La Fayette, We Are Here! for reading the quotes for this episode.
The Crusade of Nicopolis by Dr. Aziz Suryal Atiya
Nicopolis 1396 by David Nicolle
From Nicopolis to Mohacs: A History of Ottoman-Hungarian Warfare by Tamas Palosfalvi
Between Two Worlds: The Construction of the Ottoman State by Cemal Kafadar
The Ottoman Empire 1300-1650: The Structure of Power by Colin Imber
Osman’s Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire by Caroline Finkel
Philip the Bold by Richard Vaughan
The Hundred Years War: Divided Houses by Jonathan Sumption
The Burgundians by Bart Van Loo
The Golden Age of Burgundy by Joseph Calmette
The Promised Lands by Wim Blockmans and Walter Prevenier