Here is another historical hero everyone knows about. It's just not sure he existed.
The scene is the Battle of Nándorfehérvár, in 1456. Once again, we are back to the Turkish wars. The Ottoman armies besieged the fortress of Nándorfehérvár (today's Belgrad), but the Hungarians within the castle, together with Hunyadi János' army (remember his sons?), eventually defeated them. It was such a huge win that it stopped the Ottoman expansion into Europe for almost 70 years. (The next time we see them, a king drowns). According to sources, the Pope ordered the church bells to be sounded every noon in remembrance of this victory.
(Yeah, we claim noon bell ringing as a Hungarian achievement!)
During the siege of the castle, as the chronicle says, the Turks were trying to scale the walls, throw down the Hungarian flags, and put their on flags in their place. This was one of the pieces of psychological warfare that was very popular during siege times, since the flags were a symbol of who owned the fortress.
Think of this next time you play Capture the Flag.
(Famous painting by Wagner Sándor, usually featured in history books)