1. Balian

    When The countess of Nithsdale freed her husband from the tower i 1716

    In 1716 Winifred Maxwell, Countess of Nithsdale helped her husband William Maxwell, 5th Earl of Nithsdale to escape the Tower of London by dressing him up as a woman. But i wonder did the English government every try to recapture Him ? Or did they just let him go ?. Is it know what reaction...
  2. Karl XII

    Ottomans win battle of Petrovaradin (1716)

    Although the treaty of Carlowitz (1699) had left the Ottomans on the defensive they fiercely desired to avenged their defeat. After crushing Russia in 1711 and regaining the Morea from Venice in 1714-1715, Austria declared war on them in order to uphold their Venetian allies. A 150,000 man...