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Devastation and Ravaging

Devastation and Ravaging  

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Devastation was the principal activity of medieval warfare. As soon as an army entered enemy territory, outriders and scouts were sent out, and behind their cover came a cloud of ...
Division of Plunder

Division of Plunder  

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Ravaging of enemy territory, looting, and plundering were almost always present in warfare in this period. In societies in which rulers could seldom cover soldiers’ costs and expenses, it was ...
raid

raid n.   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002
a rapid surprise attack on an enemy by troops, aircraft, or other armed forces in warfare: a bombing raid. v.... v. conduct a raid on: officers raided thirty ... More
Raids and Raiding

Raids and Raiding   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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2010

Raids are temporary military or naval expeditions into enemy territory. They were one of the staples of medieval warfare, hence

strategy

strategy  

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ˈstræṯǝjēn. pl. -ies1 a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim: time to develop a coherent evacuation strategy.2 the art of ...
Ulster Cycle

Ulster Cycle  

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[Ge]Series of Irish tales relating the exploits of the king and warrior‐heroes of Ulster in their struggle against other Irish kingdoms. The best known and longest of these tales is The cattle raid ...

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