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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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WEAPONS OF WAR: POLE-ARMS PART 1

Deadliest blogger looks at various weapons of war; examining them by category. This first is a quick look at pole weapons; beginning with spear and pike.  From the the earliest times as hunter-gathers, humans have sought to gain advantages over the … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART FIFTEEN

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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GREAT WARSHIPS OF HISTORY: SHIP OF THE LINE

Deadliest Blogger continues its presentation of the great warships of history with a look as the main battleships of the Age of Sail: the Ship of the Line! In the first half of the 16th century, the northern European maritime … Continue reading

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DIADOCHI: MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES (PART 3)

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

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A MOST SANGUINARY 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 prove the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil. It would … Continue reading

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SPARTANS: ELITE WARRIORS OF ANCIENT GREECE 7

(To read Part 6, go here; or to start at the beginning, go here.) The Battle of Mantinea in 418 BC was the largest hoplite battle of the Peloponnesian War. The one-sided Spartan victory over their rivals secured Spartan hegemony over … Continue reading

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