Saturday, September 23, 2017

1475 "Athleta Christi"


                           

1475 Moldavia

The Battle of Vaslui was fought,
                               [on January 10th, 1475,
just at the time Christianity began to strive,
against the Ottomans of Mehmed II to fight,
deploying 40,000 troops at dawn, at first light.

Head of the Christian army,
                                           [was Stephen III of Moldavia,
whose country was the new Ottoman target,
    [after Constantinople, Balkans and former Yugoslavia...

Plus smaller numbers were the Moldavian allied,
                                                                      [and mercenary troops.
facing an Ottomang army numbered up to 120,000,000........whoops,
that's a tongue twister, 120,000 is the correct number of the Ottoman army,
                                                                   [headed by a guy really undefeated,
the governor of Rumelia, Hadım Suleiman Pasha.
                                [who before the battle, by Sultan Mehmed II was greeted.

Stephen inflicted a decisive defeat on the Ottomans,
           [described as "the greatest ever secured by the Cross against Islam....
This victory was a relief for all Christianity, a real sweet balsam.
and he was later awarded the title "Athleta Christi" by Pope Sixtus IV,
                   [who referred to him as "the true defender of the Christian faith",
"verus christianae fidei athleta", a title that would be envied,
                        [by all Catholic Kings, even the Protestant Henry the Eighth.


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" IT COULD BE OTHERWISE in verse"
Texts and Narration: Odysseus Heavilayias - ROTTERDAM //
Language adjustments and text adaptation: Kellene G Safis - CHICAGO//
Digital adaptation and text editing: Cathy Rapakoulia Mataraga - PIRAEUS//
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Friday, September 22, 2017

1474 Treaty of Utrecht





    1474 Treaty of Utrecht

The Treaty of Utrecht was signed in 1474
                               [after the Anglo-Hanseatic War,
between England and the Hanseatic League.
                   [that lasted for three years, maybe four.
               
This naval war in the North sea,
                                [had begun three years ago,
and like all wars cause was,
                          [what else than money, just so....

The Hanseatic League was a coalition of ninety city- states.
which controlled trade in the Baltic
                  [so a commercial embargo to England it creates.

This way England was essentially,
                                 [under economic deadlock,
and in every harbor, on each pier, on each dock,
you could see preparations,
                             [and continuous supply of warships,
while the best shooters of the cannons embarked,
                  [so that the enemy could receive direct hits.

With continued warfare and bombing on both sides,
                                    [hostilities began but without escalating,
because this war was fought mainly,
               [by the use of the naval strategy of commerce raiding.

It concluded with the Treaty of Utrecht in 1474.
                     [which confirmed the Hansa privileges and advantages,
while Londoners rioted in the streets in protest,
                                               [at the unfair treatment's disadvantages..

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" IT COULD BE OTHERWISE in verse"
Texts and Narration: Odysseus Heavilayias - ROTTERDAM //
Language adjustments and text adaptation: Kellene G Safis - CHICAGO//
Digital adaptation and text editing: Cathy Rapakoulia Mataraga - PIRAEUS//
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 ELEGHOS... at history