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Stirling Lundquist is a creative writer from Sonoma, CA where he lives with his fiancée. A former marine, he has always had a passion for military history. He spends most of his time studying the ancient, medieval, and enlightenment eras. An avid lover of poetry, he was also a main contributor to the poetry site poetrycircle.com. Currently he writes for warhistoryonline.com and is working on a novel.

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Articles by Stirling Lundquist:

A Long Horizon: From The Normandy Beaches to the Byzantine Empire

Norman knights continued their pillaging of Italian and papal lands. Through victory, conquest, determination, and opportunity, the Normans traveled far to be leaders and kings…

The Sixth Crusade: An Excommunicated Emperor’s Journey to Jerusalem

When Charlemagne was made Emperor in 800CE by Pope Leo II, it began a complex relationship between church and state as both powers attempted to…

The Last Great Clash of the Galleys: The Battle of Lepanto 1571

Like Urban II and Innocent III, Pope Pius V sought to be a caller of crusades. The Ottoman Empire loomed over the fragile Catholic states…

How a Mathematician Stopped the Roman Army: The Siege of Syracuse

A Desperate Effort When a small group of Roman soldiers made their way quietly to the walls of Syracuse in 212 BCE, they were looking…

The Failure of the Spartan System at Pylos

“The arrow would be worth a great deal if it could tell men of honor from the rest,” said a Spartan hoplite as his integrity…

The Mystery of Medieval Weapons & Armor – Where Did It All Go?

The Fantastic Find The Battle of Visby in 1361 was not a particularly important battle in history. An army of Danes led by their king,…