Medieval Chess, Rules, How Queens Moved:
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Medieval Chess
[How Queens Moved]

Medieval Chess
- How Queens Moved -

Chess History Guide - Medieval Chess - How Queens MovedAnother restriction of the Medieval Chess game was placed on the Queen, as not only was she limited to one move per turn, she could only operate along the diagonals.

As you maybe saw in the above video clip, this made gameplay by the Queen much slower and, by today's rules, certainly limited power to attack the enemy and protect her own side.

In the next video, about the King's movement, you'll see how the King used to have greater freedom on the board, simply because the Queen was unable to attack along the straights, at long-distance.

Medieval Chess
- VIDEO: Movement of the Queen -

Moving On: How the Kings Moved (Page 7).

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