Monthly Archives: April 2017

History Bites: The Fork, a “Hateful Vanity!”

Deadliest Blogger is normally all about military history. Today, we take a different tack, with a very brief (bite-sized) look at the history of the fork! In the 1964 film “BECKET” royal courtier Thomas Becket (played by the late Richard … Continue reading

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THE 25 GREATEST COMMANDERS OF THE RENAISSANCE

Once again, Deadliest Blogger presents its list of Greatest Commanders of history. This time, we tackle the difficult period of the Renaissance; defined here as the period from the second-half of the 15th century through the 17th century. While some … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR, PART ONE

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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JURAMENTADO: MORO SUICIDAL ASSASSINS

Today, when a person goes upon a crazy, violent rampage he can be said to have “run amok”. The origin of the term “amok” is actually Malay, and entered the English language as an idiom when horrified English traders encountered … Continue reading

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BELISARIUS AT DARAS, 530 AD: A STUDY IN THE USE OF INTERIOR LINES

  Faced by a numerically superior opponent, the Eastern Roman general Belisarius countered with field works, maneuver and a masterful use of interior lines! In 530 A.D. the Eastern Roman Empire‘s province of Mesopotamia was invaded by a large and … Continue reading

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