Best Historical Events In Assassin’s Creed Series


  • Viking Age plundering and pillaging comes to life in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Siege of Paris expansion.
  • Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride becomes a crucial turning point in the American Revolution in Assassin’s Creed 3, with protagonist Connor Kenway aiding Revere in warning the colonial militia.
  • The Boston Massacre serves as a backdrop to the ongoing conflict between the Assassins and the Templars in Assassin’s Creed 3, adding complexity to this historic event.



Assassin’s Creed has transported gamers through time to relive pivotal moments in history. It’s a treasure trove of historical adventures. As fans of the series know, it’s not just about parkour and hidden blades; it’s about weaving the Assassin’s conflict with the backdrop of real-world events.

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From Viking raiders plundering the City of Love to Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride setting the American Revolution ablaze, fasten your hidden blades and prepare to step into the Animus as we embark on a time-traveling odyssey to explore the very best historical events that the Assassin’s Creed series has to offer.

7 The Siege Of Paris – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

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The 9th-century Viking Age was a time when plundering and pillaging were the pastimes du jour. The Siege of Paris, a real-life clash between Vikings and the Franks, couldn’t have been a better fit for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s DLC, Eivor, the player character, takes center stage as they lead their fellow Vikings in a daring raid on the City of Love. The Siege of Paris expansion offers a treasure trove of quests and characters tied to this historical event. You can almost feel the rush of adrenaline as you break through the city’s defenses and make pivotal decisions that shape the outcome of the siege.

6 The Boston Massacre – Assassin’s Creed 3

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The Boston Massacre unfolded on March 5, 1770, when a confrontation between British soldiers and American colonists escalated into violence. British soldiers opened fire on the crowd, resulting in the deaths of five colonists and numerous injuries.

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The game incorporates the Boston Massacre as a historical backdrop to emphasize the ongoing conflict between the Assassins and the Templars, two secret societies that play a central role in the series. This dash of conspiracy adds a layer of complexity to this historic bloodbath.

5 Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride – Assassin’s Creed 3

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Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride on the night of April 18, 1775, stands as a crucial event in the early stages of the American Revolution. Revere delivered vital warnings to the colonial militia and patriots about the approaching British forces heading to Lexington and Concord to seize military supplies. The night was a critical turning point in the American Revolution, and our main man, Paul Revere, was the bearer of news.

In Assassin’s Creed 3, Connor Kenway (Ratonhnhaké:ton) aids Revere in warning the colonial militia about the approaching British troops, setting the stage for the ongoing conflict between the Assassins and the Templars.

4 Imprisonment Of Mary And Anne – Assassin’s Creed Black Flag

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Mary Read and Anne Bonny, two infamous female pirates of the 18th century, took center stage in Assassin’s Creed Black Flag. In reality, they were among the few women known to have been convicted of piracy during the Golden Age of Piracy.

The game recreates a dramatic scenario where Mary and Anne’s ship, part of Jack Rackham’s crew, is attacked by a sloop commissioned by Jamaica’s Governor Woodes Rogers. Following their capture, the revelation that they were pregnant led to the delay of their executions, as British law prohibited the execution of pregnant women.

3 Queen Victoria’s Assassination Attempt – Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

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Queen Victoria, the ruler with the record-breaking reign, faced not one, not two, but seven assassination attempts during her time. In Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Her Majesty becomes the target of a sinister plot. British Assassin George Westhouse enlists the help of his fellow Assassin, Pierrette Arnaud, to protect the queen.

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As the plot unfolds, a would-be assassin takes a shot at Queen Victoria during her visit to Windsor. But fear not, for the Assassins spring into action, protecting Her Highness from harm. If only history had more hooded crusaders like these.

2 Painting Of The Mona Lisa – Assassin’s Creed 2

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The Mona Lisa, a masterpiece that needs no introduction, was crafted by the genius Leonardo da Vinci. In Assassin’s Creed 2, players are treated to a unique perspective on the creation of this legendary artwork.

Ezio recounts his romantic liaison with Lisa del Giocondo, the model for the Mona Lisa, as he entertains the great Leonardo da Vinci. In the game, Da Vinci reveals his unfinished Mona Lisa painting, offering players a glimpse into the artist’s creative process and the historical context behind this masterpiece.

1 Death Of Blackbeard – Assassin’s Creed Black Flag

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The infamous pirate Blackbeard, whose real name was Edward Teach (or Thatch), met his demise during a battle with British naval forces off the coast of Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, in November 1718. His death in the battle is the stuff of legend. His death marked the culmination of a government-led effort to kill him.

In Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, Blackbeard faces off against Captain Woodes Rogers and the British Royal Navy. Despite sustaining numerous injuries, Blackbeard remains defiant until his final breath. This showdown captures the essence of pirate lore, making you feel like you’re right there in the midst of the high-seas action.

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