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ALEXANDER TAKES THE FIRST STEP TO GREATNESS AT THE GRANICUS!

In May 334 B.C. the 21 year old king of Macedon, Alexander son of Philip, led the army his father had bequeathed to him into Asia. While young, Alexander was already a proven and successful commander, prepared to begin his storied … Continue reading

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CARNAGE AT CLONTARF: IRELAND’S DARKEST DAY!

On Good Friday, April 23, 1014 just north of Dublin a momentous and bloody battle was fought. At stake was the nascent unification of the island under its first true king, Brian Boru; and the future influence of the Vikings, … Continue reading

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A MOST SANGUINE AFFAIR: BLOODY TOWTON, 1461

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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MYRIOCEPHALON, 1176: BYZANTINE RESURGENCE COMES TO A DISASTROUS END

In 1176 the Byzantine Empire seemed poised to reclaim its place as a superpower bestriding Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Then the Emperor Manuel I Komnenus launched an ambitious attack to drive the Seljuk Turks out of Anatolia forever. … Continue reading

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SPARTANS, ELITE WARRIORS OF ANCIENT GREECE 6: SPARTA’S REPUTATION IS REDEEMED AT MANTINEA!

“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 THIRTEEN: ARTHUR’S NORTHERN CAMPAIGN

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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13 DAYS OF GLORY: THE ALAMO, 1836

There are times when a defeat can become a triumph. Just as the heroic death of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae gave courage to the rest of Greece, so the last stand of a handful of brave Texians in a … Continue reading

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