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Michael Novakhov retweeted: On this day in 1344, the Berber-held city of Algeciras falls to the forces of Castile, Aragon, Portugal and Genoa following a 21-month siege. The standoff sees one of the first times gunpowder is used by a European army in battle.


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Michael Novakhov retweeted:

On this day in 1344, the Berber-held city of Algeciras falls to the forces of Castile, Aragon, Portugal and Genoa following a 21-month siege. The standoff sees one of the first times gunpowder is used by a European army in battle.

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