Monthly Archives: October 2015

PHALANX vs LEGION: CLOSING THE DEBATE

With the popularity of such films as “Alexander”, “300”, and its sequel “300: Rise of Empire” a broader audience is being introduced (sometimes for the first time) to the warriors of ancient Greece. These films are generally poor educational tools, … Continue reading

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SLAUGHTER IN THE MUD: HENRY V AT AGINCOURT

Henry V leads the original “Band of Brothers” to a bloody triumph against all odds on Saint Crispin’s Day, 1415 “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with meShall be my … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART NINETEEN

Unique among the territories of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century, Britain succeeded in holding back and even reversing the tide of Germanic conquest for nearly two centuries. This was an age of heroes… It was the Age … Continue reading

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1066:A BLOODY AND MOMENTOUS YEAR (CONCLUSION)

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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