Monthly Archives: October 2016

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 … 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 for the English king, there was no time to celebrate: his erstwhile … Continue reading

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ENGLAND IS BORN AT BLOODY BRUNANBURH

The Battle of Brunanburh in 937 is largely unknown today, but it is a battle that deserves to be remembered. For it was the largest and bloodiest battle fought in Anglo-Saxon England prior to Hastings (and likely surpassing that later … Continue reading

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