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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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25 GREATEST COMMANDERS OF THE MIDDLE AGES

(2nd Edition) Once again, Deadliest Blogger presents its list of Greatest Commanders of history. This time, we take a stab at the Middle Ages, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary: The period of European history from the fall of the … Continue reading

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THE CRUSADES: A POLITICALLY INCORRECT VIEW

Today a new generation in the West faces a resurgent and militant Islam, watching in horror as the “Arab Spring” devolves into a Fundamentalist winter. It is therefore an appropriate time to take a critical look at the seminal events … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART ONE

This is the first part in a multi-part  examination 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 Age of Greece and Rome giving way to the … Continue reading

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ADRIANOPLE: TWILIGHT OF THE LEGIONS

On August 9, 378 A.D., on a hot and dusty plain miles from the Roman city of Adrianople, the elite field army of the Eastern Roman Empire and a tribal army of refugee Visigoths fought one of the most celebrated … Continue reading

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NAPOLEON’S LAST CAMPAIGN (PART THREE)

(FOR PART TWO GO HERE) At Ligny the battle raged, as Napoleon drew Blücher and Gneisenau’s reserves into the vicious fighting around the villages and farms that warded the front of the Prussian position. The battle began with the French … Continue reading

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