To our collective shame, the constituent peoples of European Christendom have fought many wars with countless battles against each other.
Yet there have been other kinds of epic struggles which have been just. In our collective struggle to prevent the Muslims from attaining their ultimate goal of subjugating all Christian peoples, all of Christendom and above all European Christendom to their overlordship and of forcing us to accept their non-divinely-inspired creed, few moments over the past 1400 years have been of a significance comparable to the Battle of Kulikovo Field — Битва на Куликовом Поле — on 8 September 1380 under the generalship of Saint Dmitrii Ivanovich Donskoi, Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of Vladimir - Св. Дмитрий Иванович Донской, Князь Московский (с 1359) и Великий Князь Владимирский (с 1363) and with the spiritual guidance of Saint Sergius of Radonezh (1314-1392) - Изображение Сергия Радонежского.
Others which have been judged over the telescopy of time to have been of comparable significance would include:
- The Christian victory over the invading Muslim Moors at the Battle of Poitiers on 25 October 732, also called the Battle of Tours, under the leadership of French General Charles Martel;
- The Christian victory at the Battle of Lepanto on 7 October 1571 in which sailors, oarsmen and soldiers of the Holy League of the Republic of Venice, Hapsburg Spain, the Papal States and Genoa, Tuscany, Malta and Savoy under the command of John of Austria - Don Juan de Austria - Ritter Johann von Österreich, son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and half brother of King Philip II of Spain, decisively defeated the Muslim Ottoman Turkish Fleet in the Gulf of Patras, Greece, preventing Turkish domination of the Mediterranean Sea and a Turkish invasion of Italy and the Christian Europe so divided by the wars and devastation which flowed from the Protestant Reformation; and
- The Christian victory over the invading Muslim Turks on 12 September 1683 at the walls of Vienna by the forces of the Holy Roman Empire and the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth under the command of Jan III Sobieski, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania;
In all four battles the victorious Christian forces had been outnumbered or greatly outnumbered.
And to this list of four watershed battles must of course be added the Reconquista - the expelling of the Muslim Moors from the Iberian Peninsula - which took place over the nearly eight-century period between the Battle of Covadonga in 722 and the final defeat of the Muslims in 1492 under the reigns of the Catholic Monarchs - los Reyes Católicos, Isabella I of Castile and her husband Ferdinand II of Aragon.