How long was the average medieval battle?
The Battle of Agincourt lasted about 3 hours, not including time chasing down troops.
The Battle of Hastings lasted 8-9, including finishing off the troops that still remained loyal even after Harold’s death.
The Battle of Tours consisted of the 2 armies of Charles and Abd Al Rahman camping by eachother for a period of 6 days, where short skirmishinng took place, and then fighting on the 7th, which took a single day and then ended when Charles sent a scouting party to loop around the army during battle and free prisoners/cause disarray at the camp, which as expected drew some Muslim cavalry back to camp to deal with them, which was mistaken by the other soldiers for a retreat, and trying to calm the chaos Abd Al Rahman was surrounded and killed, the Muslims all retreated back to camp and left the next morning, so that was 1 day of fighting and 6 days of not much else.
The battle of Dorylaeum was a battle where Crusader General Borhemund and his men had to hold their ground against Seljuk forces for 7 hours until reinforcements arrived and saved them.
The battle of Hatten was one where Saladin followed the Army of King Guy of Jerusalem for 2 days, as Guy’s army slowly dehydrated Saladin’s army tormented them unril surrounding them and on July 4th, fighting broke out that had finished well by the end of the day.
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image: Morning of the Battle of Agincourt, 25th October 1415 by Sir John Gilbert (1817–1897) 

How long was the average medieval battle?

  • The Battle of Agincourt lasted about 3 hours, not including time chasing down troops.
  • The Battle of Hastings lasted 8-9, including finishing off the troops that still remained loyal even after Harold’s death.
  • The Battle of Tours consisted of the 2 armies of Charles and Abd Al Rahman camping by eachother for a period of 6 days, where short skirmishinng took place, and then fighting on the 7th, which took a single day and then ended when Charles sent a scouting party to loop around the army during battle and free prisoners/cause disarray at the camp, which as expected drew some Muslim cavalry back to camp to deal with them, which was mistaken by the other soldiers for a retreat, and trying to calm the chaos Abd Al Rahman was surrounded and killed, the Muslims all retreated back to camp and left the next morning, so that was 1 day of fighting and 6 days of not much else.
  • The battle of Dorylaeum was a battle where Crusader General Borhemund and his men had to hold their ground against Seljuk forces for 7 hours until reinforcements arrived and saved them.
  • The battle of Hatten was one where Saladin followed the Army of King Guy of Jerusalem for 2 days, as Guy’s army slowly dehydrated Saladin’s army tormented them unril surrounding them and on July 4th, fighting broke out that had finished well by the end of the day.

Thanks to redditor naorban!

imageMorning of the Battle of Agincourt, 25th October 1415 by Sir John Gilbert (1817–1897)