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THE SPARTANS: ELITE WARRIORS OF ANCIENT GREECE (PART 2)

THE REAL STORY OF THE WARRIOR-HEROES OF ANCIENT GREECE! “For the Spartans, it wasn’t walls or magnificent public buildings that made a city; it was their own ideals. In essence, Sparta was a city of the head and the heart. … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART SEVEN

This is the Seventh-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 civlization of Greece and Rome giving way to the Germanic … Continue reading

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DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S GREATEST QUOTES ON WAR 3

(To Read Part Two, Go Here) War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil. – George Orwell War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling … Continue reading

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1066: A BLOODY AND MOMENTOUS YEAR (2)

Harold Godwinson had won a great victory at Stamford Bridge, defeating a Norse army and killing its storied leader, Harald Hardrada; the mightiest warrior in the north. But there was no time for celebration: William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy, … Continue reading

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1066: A BLOODY AND MOMENTOUS YEAR!

On October 14, 1066, two determined enemies faced each other over shallow valley. Arrayed on one side was the invading army of William, Duke of Normandy. Looking down upon them from the heights of Senlac Hill were the defenders of … Continue reading

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GREAT SHIPS OF WAR: THE YAMATO!

Deadliest Blogger begins a new series on famous warships or types of ships in history. In 1940 the Imperial Japanese Navy launched the heaviest and (arguably) the most powerfully armed battleship in history *. Heavily armored and armed, the Yamato and its … Continue reading

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THE SPARTANS, ELITE WARRIORS OF ANCIENT GREECE: PART ONE

“For the Spartans, it wasn’t walls or magnificent public buildings that made a city; it was their own ideals. In essence, Sparta was a city of the head and the heart. And it existed in its purest form in the … Continue reading

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