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Ancient Assassins on AHC features elite men from a wide swath of history who were trained to perfection, skilled with a devastating array of weaponry.
In 1644 China, Ng Mui escapes from Beijing as the Manchus conquer the Ming dynasty capital. Taking refuge in a Shaolin monastery, she learns their Kung Fu and develops a new form of the martial art, Wing Chun.
The Swiss Guard, founded January 22, 1506, is the elite bodyguardfor the Pope. It protected Pope Clement VII on May 6, 1527 during the Sack ofRome by 20,000 German and Spanish mercenaries commanded by the Duc de Bourbon. Whenthe Habsburg Emperor was unable to pay this army, the mercenaries' contractallowed for looting. Bourbn decided to attack Rome, full of riches and almostdefenseless. The Swiss Guard consisted of 189 men, lead by their Captain,Kaspar Roist. The unit lost 142 men including Roist while killing 900mercenaries. The remaining Swiss Guard evacuated Pope Clement VII to CastelSant' Angelo using the "Passetto", a secret corridor constructed under PopeAlexander VI along the top of a wall between the Vatican and the Castel.
Sir John Hawkwood, a medieval English knight, leaves the Hundred Years War to become a mercenary, and with his army, the White Company, becomes the scourge of Italy, though often without a single blow being struck.
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