Monthly Archives: November 2017

HISTORY BITES: SON OF A GUN!

Now for a “bite-sized” piece of history! Though seldom used today, a centuries-old exclamation in our language is, “Son of a gun!” This term is used in a variety of ways reflecting very different emotions; from admiration and excitement, to … Continue reading

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GREAT WARSHIPS OF HISTORY: SHIP OF THE LINE, THE KING OF NAVAL BATTLE IN THE AGE OF SAIL

Deadliest Blogger continues its presentation of the great warships of history with a look as the main battleships of the Age of Sail: the Ship of the Line! In the first half of the 16th century, the northern European maritime … Continue reading

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WORDS OF WAR: DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MILITARY QUOTES!

We all love lists: here is Deadliest Bloggers list of favorite military quotes: “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” (“Who would have peace, prepare for war”) – Flavius Vegetius Renatus “A good battle plan that you act on today can be … Continue reading

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LEGNICA: THE MONGOL TERROR REACHES POLAND

The Middle Ages’ greatest war machine rolls westward out of Asia, as the knights of Europe face the onslaught of the Mongol horde! Genghis (or “Chinghis”) Khan was undoubtedly one of history’s greatest conquerors. After uniting the nomadic tribes north … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR, PART SIX: AMBROSIUS AURELIANUS AND RIOTHAMUS

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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