The Crusaders have reached Nicopolis! But as the Crusaders settle in and prepare for a siege the Ottoman army led by Sultan Bayezid the Thunderbolt is making it’s way north.
Time Period Covered: 1396-1398
Notable People: John the Fearless, Sigismund of Luxembourg, Mircea the Elder, Bayezid the Thunderbolt, Engeurrand de Coucy, Philip of Artois Count of Eu, Jean Le Maingre/Boucicaut, Stefan Lazarevic, Philip the Bold, Dino Rapondi
Thank you to Bry from Pontifacts and Ben from Wittenberg to Westphalia 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 City, The Duke, and Their Banker by Bart Lambert
The Burgundians by Bart Van Loo
The Golden Age of Burgundy by Joseph Calmette
The Promised Lands by Wim Blockmans and Walter Prevenier