December 5 1408 – The Golden Horde Marches into Moscow

December 5 1408 – The Golden Horde Marches into Moscow4 (80%) 2 votes *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Almost two centuries after Genghis Khan captured much of Asia, the remnants of the vast Mongol Empire were beginning to disintegrate. For the better part of 50 years, the khanate had been killing its own during fierce internal fighting, but on December 5, 1408, Edigu led the Golden Horde — the last successor in Eastern Europe to Genghis’ marauders of the early 13th century — into Moscow for one final show of force. Born in the Crimea, territory that now lies in the northern Black Sea to the south of Ukraine, Edigu was […]