Wheel of fire
The defenders of Eger Castle invented a lethal weapon, a water wheel packed with gunpowder and oil, which proved effective against the Ottoman besiegers in 1552.
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The Ottoman army included janissaries (paid warriors) and sipahis (vassal knights).
The castle of Eger got its final shape and became an important component in the new chain of border forts in the 16th century.
The castle of Belgrade (Nándorfehérvár) was one of the most important components in the chain of Hungarian border forts.
The cannon was an important type of firearms at the beginning of modern history, widespread both on land and water.
Place the sites of notable battles in Hungarian history on a blank map.
The leader of the Ottoman Empire was the Sultan, the lord of life and death.
The devastating defeat in the battle against the Ottomans marked the end of an era in Hungarian history.
A brick castle in South-East Hungary; its oldest parts were probably built in the late 14th century.
Leonardo also designed a wide variety of artillery weapons.
A wide variety of torture devices were in use in medieval dungeons.
A major battle in the history of Ottoman-Hungarian wars in the 15th century. Its memory is preserved by the noon bells that are still rung every day in...