The above video, the second of my “Earth Tour” series, shows you three battle sites from medieval European history in less time than it takes to poach an egg. How’s that for brevity?

Two of the three battles I mention here have been featured in articles on this site. I profiled the Battle of Verbitsa Pass, where Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus I lost his head, here. I also did a profile of the Battle of Clontarf (1014) as part of my “Irish History Week” series last year.

Google Earth Pro is a wonderful thing–and now it’s free! Expect more of these “Earth Tour” videos from time to time.

battle of hastings pd