Here are some one liners...
First Spanish Fort is an Epic Fail -- The 40 men Columbus left after his 1st voyage have been killed by the Carib tribe. He moves his new colony eastward but his water barrels have leaked so he must use the local water immediately. It's contaminated.
The Croatian Nobility Is Wiped Out, Sort Of -- The Croatians stop fighting each other long enough to fight the Ottomans. It's an ambush but even though many nobles are killed, enough must have survived since the Ottomans did not press their advantage.
The King of France Wants a Crusade -- The King is sad that the Great Crusades are all in the past. He wants a real one so he makes plans to attack Italy. The Italians don't fight the same way as the French do. The French fight like they mean it.