Monthly Archives: February 2019

END OF THE CALIPHATE: MONGOL SACK OF BAGHDAD 1258

On February 13, 1258 a Mongol army entered the city of Baghdad, capital of the Abbasid Caliphate.  There followed a week of rapine and destruction, as the city was sacked. The Khan ordered the death of the last Caliph, Al-Musta’sim. … Continue reading

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SABRES IN THE SNOW: MURAT CHARGES TO GLORY AT EYLAU, 1807!

AS DEFEAT LOOMS, MURAT’S CAVALRY SAVES THE DAY IN PERHAPS THE GREATEST CAVALRY CHARGE IN MILITARY HISTORY. In October of 1806, the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte decisively defeated the Prussians in a lightning campaign that culminated at the twin battles of … Continue reading

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