Where the tides of history crash into the shores of current events.
Podcasts reviewing history, famous personalities, and their impact on today's world.
Host: Barry Jacobsen
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Harold Godwinson had won a great victory at Stamford Bridge, defeating a Norse army and killing its storied leader, Harald Hardrada, the mightiest warrior in the north. But for the English king there was no time to celebrate: his erstwhile … Continue reading
Deadliest Blogger continues our series on famous warships or types of ships in history. Beginning in 1570, English ship designers began building a sleeker, faster, more seaworthy type of galleon known as “race-built”. This name derived from their “raced” or … Continue reading
Many such lists have been compiled, all perforce subjective to one degree or another. I chose “fighting generals”, who knew how to win the wars they fought. Here are Deadliest Blogger’s Top Ten Generals in American History: 10. Winfield … Continue reading
The Battle of Brunanburh in 937 is mostly forgotten today, but it is a battle that deserves to be remembered. For it was the largest and bloodiest battle fought in Anglo-Saxon England prior to Hastings (and likely surpassing that later … Continue reading
Just six weeks after the brazen shields and deadly spears of Leonidas’ 300 Spartans failed to stop Xerxes at the pass of Thermopylae, Greece found salvation behind the “wooden walls” of the Athenian navy! IN 480 BC there occurred one … Continue reading
Few military organizations or formations in history have evoked such fear, loathing, or grudging respect as the Waffen SS! Hitler’s elite private army, their role and history are highly controversial to this very day. (To read Part Four, go here.) … Continue reading