Elephant Duel

Episode 3.6 – An Age of Warfare

(Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Modern painting of an elephant duel in Ayutthayan history)

From Ayutthaya’s foundation to 1605, the kingdom was embroiled in an “Age of Warfare” in which the country campaigned regularly, and was the subject of constant raids and warfare. 

Today, we take a moment – amidst a brief lull in the fighting – to assess the Ayutthayan military, understand its composition and why this era became so violent. 

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