Best Iron Maiden Songs

Best Iron Maiden Songs Based On Historical Events

 

Iron Maiden Songs have taken us on a real journey through time, from prehistory, through brutal wars…

Many musical talents have relied on the same familiar subject matter, sex, drugs, drinking, satanism and just plain face kicking rowdiness. But for the founding member of Iron Maiden and the bands most prominent songwriter Steve Harris, none of these commonplace topics ever run across his musical genius. Instead Harris invest his focus on more elaborate lyrics that are either inspired by great literary works or actual historical events. The following is what we consider to be the “Best Iron Maiden Songs Based On Historical Events.”

We hope you agree!

Song: Invaders · Album: The Number Of The Beast · 1982

According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, Viking raiders struck England in 793 and raided Lindisfarne, the monastery that held Saint Cuthbert’s relics. The raiders killed the monks and captured the valuables. The raid marks the beginning of the “Viking Age of Invasion”, made possible by the Viking longship.

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Invaders (2015 Remaster)
Invaders (2015 - Remaster)

 

Song: Alexander The Great · Album: Somewhere In Time · 1986

Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of 20.

“My son ask for thyself another Kingdom, for that which I leave is too small for thee.” – (King Philip of Macedonia – 339 B.C)

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Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) (2015 Remaster)
Alexander the Great (356-323) (2015 - Remaster)

 

Song: Aces High · Album: Powerslave · 1984

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when he led Britain to victory in WWII.

We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France. We shall fight over the seas and oceans. We shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields and in the streets. We shall fight on the hills. We shall never surrender!

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Iron Maiden – Aces High (Official Video)
Iron Maiden - Aces High (Official Video)

 

Song: The Clansman · Album: Virtual XI · 1998

Sir William Wallace was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the First War of Scottish Independence. Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297.


The actual last words of William Wallace, before being hanged, disemboweled, drawn and quartered, are either unknown or greatly argued. But FREEDOM! does sound perfect!

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The Clansman (Live At Rock in Rio) (2015 Remaster)
The Clansman (Live At Rock in Rio) (2015 Remaster)

 

Song: Montségur · Album: Dance Of Death · 2003

The Siege of Montségur was a nine-month siege of the Cathar-held Château de Montségur by French royal forces starting in May 1243. After the castle surrendered, about 210 perfecti (members of the most extreme and ascetic class constituting the elite of various religious sects. from Latin, plural of perfectus perfect.) and unrepentant credentes (or believers) were burned in a bonfire on 16 March 1244.

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Montségur (2015 Remaster)
Montségur (2015 - Remaster)

 

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