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
Monthly Archives: July 2017
Examining the life and generalship of “the noblest Roman of them all” This is the next installment in a series of posts in which we examine the “Great Captains” of military history. Unusually, we do this in video format; posting … Continue reading
Few military organizations or formations in history have evoked such fear, loathing, or grudging respect as the Waffen SS! Hitler’s elite private army, their role and history are highly controversial to this very day. (To read Part Three, go here. … Continue reading
A furore Normannorum libera nos, Domine! “From the fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord.” This simple prayer was once on the lips of priests and parishioners across all of northern Europe as sleek, dragon-prowed longships carried savage bands … Continue reading
Few military organizations or formations in history have evoked such fear, loathing, or grudging respect as the Waffen SS! Hitler’s elite private army, their role and history are highly controversial to this very day. This multi-part series is neither an … Continue reading
Long before George R.R. Martin penned his tale of war, intrigue and treachery the ancient world was scene to its own version of The Game of Thrones. (This is the third in a series concerning the Wars of the Diadochi. Part … Continue reading
Deadly darting man-of-war of the ancient world! Deadliest Blogger continues our series on famous warships or types of ships in history. In the 5th century the democratic city-state of Athens established a naval empire (thalassocracy) based upon their powerful fleet … Continue reading
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