Where the tides of history crash into the shores of current events.
Podcasts reviewing history, famous personalities, and their impact on today's world.
Host: Barry Jacobsen
- GOD SIDES WITH THE BIG BATTALIONS
- The HUNDRED DAYS COMES TO A BLOODY END, AS NAPOLEON IS DEFEATED AT WATERLOO (Part 2)
- BELISARIUS AT DARAS: A STUDY IN THE USE OF INTERIOR LINES
- THE DEADLIEST BLOGGER LIST OF THE 25 GREATEST COMMANDERS OF THE MIDDLE AGES
- THE MYTH OF SPARTAN INVINCIBILITY IS DESTROYED AT THE BATTLE OF LEUCTRA
Monthly Archives: July 2013
(Note: If maps or other images appear too small, please refresh page and they should reformat properly) Napoleon Bonaparte bestrode the world-stage like a colossus. Rising amidst the bloody chaos left in the wake of the French Revolution, he began his career … Continue reading
Though sometimes human genius can turn the tables A great general (alternately either Turenne or Napoleon) famously responded to a question of who God sides with in war by quipping: “Whichever side has the biggest battalions!” While numbers and material … Continue reading
“Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of; when shining kingdoms lay spread across the … Continue reading
Founded in the late 10th century, the Jomsvikings were a Scandinavian warrior-brotherhood, based at Jomsborg, a fortress on the southern Baltic shore (likely near modern Wollin, in German Pomerania). Their origins are shaded in fable and obscured by conflicting sources. … Continue reading