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TERROR IN THE TEUTOBURG FOREST!

Roman expansion into Germany is forever halted when three legions are massacred in  one of history’s most decisive battles.  At the beginning of the first century of the Common Era Germany seemed on the verge of conquest by the Roman … Continue reading

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A BLOODY AND MOMENTOUS YEAR, 1066!

“By the grace of God I shall yet prove the victor!” The year 1066 saw Haley’s Comet blaze across the night sky. To the people of England it was a harbinger of invasion and war. Three ambitious men vied for … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR, PART FIFTEEN: THE CITY OF LEGIONS

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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MANZIKERT: BYZANTIUM’S “TERRIBLE DAY”

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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BLOOD IN THE DUST: CANNAE, HANNIBAL’S MASTERPIECE

  On the morning of August 2, 216 B.C.,  the largest Roman army ever assembled during the Second Punic War prepared for a decisive battle on the dusty plain of Cannae in southeastern Italy. The battle that followed would rock … Continue reading

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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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