Naresuan the Great (Cockfighter)

Repost – Gameness til the End Naresuan the Great, Thailand’s venerated warrior king January 25th is the memorial day of King Naresuan the Great, Thailand’s national hero and warrior king. It is thought that the legendary elephant duel, during which he defeated the Burmese crown prince, took place on that day in 1592. It is thus…

King Naresuan (film)

Repost – Gameness til the End King Naresuan Part I: Hongsawadee’s Hostage The film concerns the childhood of King Naresuan. Born in 1555, he was taken to Burma as a child hostage; there he became acquainted with sword fighting and became a threat to the Burmese empire The film begins in 1564, during the Burmese…

King Naresuan and King Ekatotsarot, Leung Hang Khao and Pradu Hang Dam

Repost Somdet Phra Naresuan Maharat (Thai: สมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช) or Somdet Phra Sanphet II (Thai: สมเด็จพระสรรเพชญ์ที่ 2) (1555, 25 April – 1605) was the King of the Ayutthaya kingdom from 1590 until his death in 1605. Naresuan was one of Siam’s most revered monarchs as he was known for his campaigns to free Siam from Burmese rule….