Early Modern | War History

Was History’s Greatest Ever Military Leader an Unknown Korean Admiral?

Billy Moncure

Yi had never commanded a navy before, but went on to win 11 naval battles in the first four months of the war. Admiral Yi…

What Was It That Made Mongol Warriors So Unstoppable?

Jay Hemmings

To make the most of what a horse can offer in military terms, a cavalryman has to be an excellent rider. Genghis Khan and his…

When 500 Knights Defeated 40,000 Soldiers From the Ottoman Empire: The Siege of Malta

Billy Moncure

The assault on the fort failed as defenders used chain shot to destroy the Ottoman siege tower and other siege weapons. Voltaire once said “Nothing…

The Bloody Siege of Rhodes: The Ottomans & Their Unstoppable Empire

Billy Moncure

Suleiman offered the defenders a deal. They could either surrender, and he would give them food and let them go, or they could continue fighting…

How was Jefferson Davis a Union General and The Confederate President?

Davis appeared a short while later with a pistol and shot General Nelson in the chest. Nelson died half an hour later. One Union general…

The Impregnable City Walls of Constantinople Finally Fell To a 21-year-old Sultan.

Christian Oord

“Be satisfied with the booty and the captives; the buildings and city belong to me.” Those were the words spoken by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II…

The Order Of The Assassins: Medieval Masters Of Asymmetric Warfare.

Jay Hemmings

Drugs were an integral part of the brainwashing process that the Assassins supposedly used to train young men to become single-minded, fanatical killers. Everyone today…

The Guardians of Scotland & The English Aggressors

Billy Moncure

Succession Crisis and English Intervention In 1290, Scotland was in crisis. King Alexander III had passed away unexpectedly after falling off his horse and had…

Genghis Khan: A Visionary Leader or a Brutal Conqueror?

Jay Hemmings

Genghis Khan also encouraged philosophers, mathematicians, scientists and artists from all over the empire to meet and work together. Genghis Khan is one of the…

Heroes of America: The Civil War Within the Confederacy

He was an enthusiastic supporter of Reconstruction, and made numerous efforts to suppress the Ku Klux Klan. The American Civil War was a titanic struggle…

Web of Intrigue: How a Spider Helped With Scottish Independence

Claudia Mendes

It is here, the tales tell us, that Robert came into contact with a spider, and the future of Scotland was shaped. Robert I, commonly…

Angels’ Glow at The Battle Of Shiloh

As night fell they saw that their wounds seemed to be glowing in the dark Glow in the dark wounds might sound like something out…