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THE CRUSADES: A POLITICALLY INCORRECT VIEW (PART TWO)

This is the second part in Deadliest Blogger’s politically incorrect look at the Crusades. At best, considering the sheer volume of material and scope of history involved, this can only be a cursory examination of the Crusades*; with the politically correct blinders removed. In this … Continue reading

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BOSWORTH FIELD: THE WAR OF THE ROSES REACHES ITS BLOODY END

On 22 August 1485 the War of the Roses reached a bloody climax at Bosworth Field. Here, Richard III, England’s most controversial king, defended his crown against the Lancastrian champion, Henry Tudor. The thirty-year long Wars of the Roses was … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART 2 (2nd Edition)

This is the second-part of our discussion of Britain in the so-called Age of Arthur: the 5th though the mid-6th Century A.D. It is a fascinating period, with the Classical civilization of Greece and Rome giving way to the Germanic “Dark … Continue reading

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NAPOLEON’S FINAL CAMPAIGN (PART FOUR)

On June 16th, at the village of Ligny, Napoleon inflicted a sharp defeat on Marshal Blücher’s Prussian army. All day, the French had hammered the Prussians, who suffered 20,000 dead or wounded, and lost 20 guns (as compared to a loss of only … Continue reading

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THE ANGLO-SAXON HUSCARLS: ELITE WARRIORS OF THE DARK AGES

This is the second part of our series on Elite Warriors of the Dark Ages. In the wake of the Danish conquest of England, the last kings of Anglo-Saxon England had at their service a fearsome band of disciplined warriors: … Continue reading

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ARMIES OF THE MACEDONIAN SUCCESSOR STATES: THE ANTIGONIDS

(This is the first part in a revised series on the militaries of the Macedonian Successor states; which grew out of the Wars of the Diadoci that followed the death of Alexander the Great. For the next century after his … Continue reading

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HISTORY BYTES: WHERE DEADLIEST BLOGGER PODCASTS!

HISTORY BYTES 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

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