Re: Themopylae on the History Channel

Interesting there appears to be a more recent battle where some sources state that 300 or so kinghts died in battle,this concerns Duke Walter deBriene "On 15 March 1311, the Catalans laid a trap for the Duke at Halmyros by the River Kephissos. The Catalan arrayed for battle behind a newly flooded field. Walter and his Frankish knights charged unknowingly into the mire where they were set upon by the light footed almugavars. The Duke and a huge proportion of his knights were slaughtered, leaving the Catalans masters of his Duchy." This battle also seems to have a Biblical parallel when the chariots were mired in the mud!