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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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DIADOCHI: MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES (PART 7)

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 seventh in a series concerning the Wars of the Diadochi. Part 1 can … 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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A HUMOROUS LOOK AT AMERICA’S MILITARY

Deadliest Blogger takes a humorous look at the American military; through axioms, instructions, guidelines and various quotes. “Aim towards the Enemy.”– Instruction printed on U.S. Army Rocket “When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.” -U.S.M.C. Training … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART EIGHTEEN

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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DIADOCHI: MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES (PART 6)

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 sixth in a series concerning the Wars of the Diadochi. Part … Continue reading

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SPARTAN INVINCIBILITY DESTROYED AT LEUCTRA, 371 BC

A millennium-and-a-half before Frederick the Great, Epaminondas of Thebes changes the face of warfare with the Oblique Attack; and destroyed the myth of Spartan invincibility forever! The Peloponnesian War indisputably established Sparta as the paramount power in the Greek World. Though … Continue reading

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