Early Modern | War History

The Not So Noblewoman Who Turned Pirate

Her small fleet of three ships flew a bloody red banner and struck terror into the heart of the French fleet. The image many people…

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…

Southern Safari-The Most Ironic Last Words in Military History

His men were clearly embarrassed but couldn’t help ducking each time the gunfire came. There are several monuments raised in memory of the Battle of…

From The Horses Mouth-Secret Codes in Equestrian Statues

Indeed, General Sheridan was wounded during the Civil War, but did not die in battle The depiction of wartime heroes, royalty, and similar important figures…

The Auld Alliance -Scotland The Brave

Billy Moncure

The Scottish took full advantage of this situation. By the end of the year they had retaken almost all of their land and even raided…

A Strange Story From The Civil War: There in McLean’s parlor, Grant & Lee Hashed Out The Surrender

The American Civil War threatened to rip the nation apart and created rifts that in some ways have not healed. For four years the nation…

The Sack Of Baghdad In 1258 – One Of The Bloodiest Days In Human History

Jay Hemmings

When we think of the darkest, most bloody days of human history, our minds inevitably turn to the horrors of modern warfare. We think of…

The Louisiana Native Guards – The First African-American Civil War Unit To Go Into Battle

While the far more well-known 54th Massachusetts Infantry regiment is usually portrayed as the first African-American unit of the American Civil War to have seen…

Tiny Lithuania Was Once a Superpower of Europe

Matthew Gaskill

For many years now, the small Baltic country of Lithuania has been known as a breeding ground for some of the world’s best basketball players.…

From The Atlantic to Pacific: The American Civil War on the West Coast

The American Civil War threatened to split the United States asunder. From California to Virginia the nation divided itself over whether or not it supported…

Tamerlane Wiped Out Perhaps 17 Million People With Just Fire & Swords

Generally, people who study history don’t like to compare horrors. By engaging in debates about which war was the most costly, which epidemic killed the…

Outlaws and Outcasts Led by a Former Slave Overthrow a Dynasty

Morgan Deane

Medieval China is a fascinating period to study. Most people think of the large and influential dynasties, and even many scholars don’t know a great…