Monthly Archives: July 2019

THE KNIGHTS OF FRANCE DEFEAT THE POWER OF THE EMPIRE AT BOUVINES, 1214!

 In one of the most decisive battles of the 13th century King Philip II Augustus establishes France as the premiere power in Medieval Europe.  Philip II “Augustus” can fairly be called the greatest of France’s Medieval monarchs. Not since Charlemagne … Continue reading

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CLASH OF TITANS: TAMERLANE AND “THE THUNDERBOLT” AT ANGORA, 1402

No man in his day evinced more terror than did Temūr-i Lang, known to western history as Tamerlane. His conquests left nothing but destruction in their wake, and pyramids of skulls to mark his path. But in the second year of the … Continue reading

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SPARTANS, ELITE WARRIORS OF ANCIENT GREECE 7: ALKIBIADES’ MISCHIEF

“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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THE AGE OF ARTHUR, PART FOURTEEN: WAR TO THE KNIVES

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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DIADOCHI – MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES (PART 10): THE REGENCY OF ANTIPATER

Long before George R.R. Martin penned his tale of war, intrigue and treachery the ancient world was scene to its own version of Game of Thrones. (This is the tenth in a series concerning the Wars of the Diadochi. Part … Continue reading

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