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Hostage Taking in Ancient and Medieval Times September 20, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Medieval
Hostage Taking in Ancient and Medieval Times

When we think of hostages today we tend to think of men with pistols using some poor innocent as a human shield. But in the ancient and medieval world hostage-taking was formalised. Conquered territories would give up children of notables who would be conveyed to an enemy capital or castle and who would then be […]