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A CHRONOLOGICAL GUIDE TO DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S POSTS

My ever-loving girlfriend pointed out that it would be uber-useful to have a reference guide to all of the various pieces Deadliest Blogger has written over the years; placing each in it historical order. Well, her wish is my command! … Continue reading

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THE LION OF THE NORTH ROARS AT BREITENFIELD!

The 30 Years War had raged for ten years, and for the Protestant cause it had been a string of disasters! Then a new champion took-up the sword to defend the faith against the Catholic armies of the Empire: Gustavus … Continue reading

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VIENNA, 1683: THE LAST HURRAH OF THE WINGED HUSSARS

“We saw it! The hussars let loose their horses: God, what power! They ran through the smoke and the sound was like that of a thousand blacksmiths beating with a thousand hammers. Jezus Maria! The lances bent forward like stalks … Continue reading

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BYZANTIUM’S “THE TERRIBLE DAY”: DISASTER AT MANZIKERT

On an arid upland valley in Armenia, one hot August day in 1071, the Roman/Byzantine army marched out of camp to battle the forces of the Turkish Sultan, Alp Arslan. There, near the town of Manzikert, the course of medieval … Continue reading

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THE WAR OF THE ROSES ENDS AT BLOODY BOSWORTH

On 22 August 1485 the War of the Roses reached a bloody climax at Bosworth Field. Here, Richard III, England’s most controversial king, defended his crown against the Lancastrian champion, Henry Tudor. The thirty-year long Wars of the Roses was … Continue reading

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GREAT WARSHIPS OF HISTORY: KOREAN TURTLE SHIP

In the 16th century a little-known naval genius helped fend-off a Japanese conquest by use of a unique and effective weapon of war: the Turtle Ship! In the last decade of the 16th century, the ambitious and capable warlord of … Continue reading

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ADRIANOPLE: TWILIGHT OF THE LEGIONS

On a hot and dusty plain eight miles from the Roman city of Adrianople, on August 9, 378 A.D., the elite field army of the Eastern Roman Empire and a tribal army of refugee Visigoths fought one of the most … Continue reading

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