Monthly Archives: March 2018

BLOODY TOWTON, 1461: ENGLAND’S MOST SANGUINE BATTLE

Palm Sunday, 1461: On a bleak, windswept Yorkshire plateau two Medieval armies clashed amidst a snowstorm; brutally hacking and slashing with sword, halberd and bill in what was to be the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil. … Continue reading

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SPARTANS: ELITE WARRIORS OF ANCIENT GREECE

“For the Spartans, it wasn’t walls or magnificent public buildings that made a city; it was their own ideals. In essence, Sparta was a city of the head and the heart. And it existed in its purest form in the … Continue reading

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GREAT WARSHIPS OF HISTORY: THE SUPER-BATTLESHIP YAMATO!

Deadliest Blogger continues our series on famous warships or types of ships in history. In 1940 the Imperial Japanese Navy launched the heaviest and (arguably) the most powerfully armed battleship in history *. Heavily armored and armed, the Yamato and … 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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DIADOCHI – MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES (PART 7): PERDICCAS INVADES EGYPT

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

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WORDS OF WAR: DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MILITARY QUOTES, PART 3

Once again we provide, for your reading enjoyment and edification, some of our favorite quotes on military matters. (To Read Part Two, Go Here) War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil. – George Orwell War is an … Continue reading

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GREAT CAPTAINS: CHINGGIS KHAN

This is the next in a series of posts examining the “Great Captains” of military history. Unusual for Deadliest Blogger, this will be primarily in video format; posting compelling biographical material. No empire in world history spanned more territory than … Continue reading

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