Medieval Warfare: Deception and Trickery

Gone Medieval


Deception and trickery have always been a universal feature of warfare and the wars of the Middle Ages were no exception – from the Battle of Hastings to the “fake corpse ruse”. But how did Medieval mores justify deception during wars? Was cunning considered an admirable quality in a warrior? Was the culturally and religious “other” more deceitful than Western Europeans? 

In this episode of Gone Medieval, Matt Lewis finds out more from Dr. James Titterton, author of Deception in Medieval Warfare: Trickery and Cunning in the Central Middle Ages

This episode was edited and produced by Rob Weinberg.

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