Early Modern | War History

Rediscovered Civil War Shipwreck Gains International Recognition

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 10, 2020) – As the United States battled its most divisive conflict at the height of the American Civil War, a cargo…

One of the Most Daring and Romantic Naval Feats of History

Rain began falling in sheets as the small steamer known as picketboat No. 1 puffed its way through the choppy surf toward the mouth of…

Prague Revamp Reveals Jewish Gravestones Used as Cobblestones

Ian Harvey

Redevelopment work being undertaken in Prague has revealed a gruesome secret. Many of the paving stones that have been listed have been found to have…

Police Swoop on a ‘Suspicious’ Medieval Swordsman…He Was Doing Daily Exercise

Ian Harvey

Police were called to a park at Hendre Lake in St. Mellons, Cardiff, Wales, UK. They had received a disturbing report of a medieval swordsman…

History Hack – Fantastic Podcasts Beating Lockdown Blues

Timing, as they say is everything. With everyone currently at home under confinement there has never been a better time to launch a series of…

Lightning Strikes Twice – American Hannibal of the Revolutionary War

It is dawn, August 2, 216 BC and lightning is about to strike the Roman Republic. On a ridge overlooking the expansive plain, Hannibal Barca…

Civil War Cannonball Exploded & Killed 140 Years After it Was Fired

Sam White was a dyed-in-the-wool Civil War fanatic. He was never happier than when he was searching for Civil War relics or restoring those that…

The Day the South Nearly Won the Civil War

It has become an accepted historical fact that the South could not have won the American Civil War. The North’s advantages in finance, population, railroads,…

Armed Police Called to Catch Gunman Turns Out to be a TV Show Extra

Ian Harvey

At 10:15pm, the Police in Plymouth on the south coast of Devon in England, were called by concerned members of the public when they saw…

The Three Battles of Waterloo: Same Conflict-Different Perspectives

The Battle of Waterloo took place on June 18, 1815, in a gently sloping valley around six miles south of the city of Brussels in…

Restoration of Nuclear Bunkers: Only For The Brave

The standard design for each bunker was approximately 13 feet by 16 feet, with access provided by a 14 foot deep shaft with a ladder.…

Hood’s Texas Brigade: The Elite Confederate Shock Troops

Hood led his brigade in a fast and aggressive attack that broke through the Union center, throwing the entire Northern army into disarray. On the…