Kings always used to lead troops into battle and would often command them during it. But when did this change and why? To find out watch this short and simple animated documentary.
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Long answer: Various technological advances in warfare and modernisational mumbo jzmbo
Short answer: MORE DAKKA!
Albert 1, king of the Belgians, was at the front of WW1.
I'm not saying he ordered the position of the troops, but still
I find it amusing how this channel has become more educational than the "History Channel".
Legend has it that the Indians were so impressed of Queen Elizabeth's speed and agility, they invented chess to celebrate her OPness.
The romans didn't send their leaders off into war either, did they?
Was this actually a real thing? I always thought this was more a movie-thing since it couldn't be that difficult in real life to focus all your attacks on the king if he goes into battle on the forefront
Didn’t Obama Barraka Charge towards Al bin Ladin stronghold together with the American Army?
I feel we need to put more American president in the front line. I mean they don’t have ,uch of a reputation right now, so earning some merit would be great for them.
(C’mon everyone encourge them)
Based king Albert
“Well…” shows an actual well that delivers water
heres the big reason. narcissists who fooled stupid people into voting for them have no value of the lives of the troops they use as bodyguards.
I think one of our biggest mistakes as a society was allowing leaders to be pencil pushers instead of making them be warriors. Look at all the corruption these days, and the bastards just sit on their asses and laugh…
If only LBJ and QE2 had personally led their armies…
not all kings lead their troops in to battle
Now just imagine a queen elizabeth throwing a tomahawk at your comrade and takedown you from behind
They rather go to the pub and let others do the work
That ending.. I was already thinking it!
Her Majesty: git gud scrubs
As someone living next to Dettingen….WHAT???
It should be noted that he wasn't the last British royal to lead just the last monarch because prince harry went to Afghanistan.
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Tbh in Britain, it hasn’t technically gone away. Princes are expected to fight in the armed forces so the monarchy is still involved in battles.
And now you have Zelenskyy, though I think he’s mostly visiting the front rather than leading but also you had the king of Jordan personally piloting a plane while leading the bombing of IS targets a few years ago
😅 No one cares
Honestly leaders at the front was dead when artillery came in.
Meanwhile in Ukraine, the current AND former president lead in battle against Russian invasion.
Did queens also lead armies into battles, or would they delegate such a role to a right hand man?
Kustaa 2 Aadolf.
Look man, we all want greater sweden to exist atm, right?
Albert I of Belgium
Zelensky in 2022: leads an army to defend Kiev anyway
perhaps it's not necessary. but it is good for the popularity. like King Albert the first of Belgium stayed behind the frontlines during WW1. giving him the nickname "Soldier king"