Monthly Archives: October 2017

DIADOCHI – MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES (PART 5): THE PLOT THICKENS

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 fifth in a series concerning the Wars of the Diadochi. Part 1 can … Continue reading

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GREAT CAPTAINS: GEORGE S. PATTON, JR

This is the fifth in a series of posts in which the “Great Captains” of military history will be examined. Unusually, this will be in video format, posting compelling biographical material. The title of Great Captain is awarded to those … Continue reading

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1066: A BLOODY AND MOMENTOUS YEAR (PART TWO)

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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GREAT WARSHIPS: REVENGE, RACE-BUILT GALLEON

Deadliest Blogger continues our series on famous warships or types of ships in history. Beginning in 1570, English ship designers began building a sleeker, faster, more seaworthy type of galleon known as “race-built”. This name derived from their “raced” or … Continue reading

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TOP 10 GENERALS IN AMERICAN HISTORY

  Many such lists have been compiled, all perforce subjective to one degree or another. I chose “fighting generals”, who knew how to win the wars they fought. Here are Deadliest Blogger’s Top Ten Generals in American History: 10. Winfield … Continue reading

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ENGLAND IS BORN AT BLOODY BRUNANBURH

The Battle of Brunanburh in 937 is mostly forgotten 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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