Monthly Archives: February 2015

GREAT WARSHIPS OF HISTORY: THE BISMARCK

As Hitler prepared for World War II, he planned to interdict British shipping with both submarines (U-Boats) and surface raiders. Of these, the greatest and most celebrated was the Bismarck-class of battleships. Larger than any built by Europe during the … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART THIRTEEN

This is the Thirteenth-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 … Continue reading

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THE ART(WORK) OF WAR: WARRIORS OF THE PHARAOH

Much of our perception of history is influenced by the artists who have drawn and painted scenes from out of the past. This is the start of a series in which we will look at historical armies and warriors through … Continue reading

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DIADOCHI: MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES

When Alexander the Great died in Babylon 323 BC, he left the greatest empire the world had yet seen with no clear successor. While both of his wives (Roxane the daughter of  Oxyartes of Bactria; and Stateira , daughter of … Continue reading

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