The Long-Haired kings

Artwork by Robbie McSweeney (DeviantArt) The first medieval mercenaries were very probably the Merovingians, in about the year 752. Later, the Duke of Naples is said to have hired Saracen (Muslim) mercenaries in southern Italy in 832. Beginning in 988, the Varangian Guard of the Byzantine Empire was one of the most famous mercenary corps […]

The Long-Haired kings

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