Tamerlane and the Battle of Ankara


An advertising card printed in Europe in 1903 depicting the defeat of Bayezid I by Emir Timur. Public domain

Timur the Lame (that's Tamerlane to the Westerners) conquered areas from Persia to Russia throughout the late 1300s. His last great battle was in Ankara against Sultan Bayezid I. But how exactly did he gain the upper hand? Tune in to find out.

Topics in this Podcast: military history, Asian history, 14th Century