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THE 25 GREATEST COMMANDERS OF THE RENAISSANCE

Once again, Deadliest Blogger presents its list of Greatest Commanders of history. This time, we tackle the difficult period of the Renaissance; defined here as the period from the second-half of the 15th century through the 17th century. While some … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR, PART ONE

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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JURAMENTADO: MORO SUICIDAL ASSASSINS

Today, when a person goes upon a crazy, violent rampage he can be said to have “run amok”. The origin of the term “amok” is actually Malay, and entered the English language as an idiom when horrified English traders encountered … Continue reading

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BELISARIUS AT DARAS, 530 AD: A STUDY IN THE USE OF INTERIOR LINES

  Faced by a numerically superior opponent, the Eastern Roman general Belisarius countered with field works, maneuver and a masterful use of interior lines! In 530 A.D. the Eastern Roman Empire‘s province of Mesopotamia was invaded by a large and … Continue reading

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A MOST SANGUINARY AFFAIR: BLOODY TOWTON

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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CARNAGE AT CLONTARF: IRELAND’S DARKEST DAY! (PART 2)

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