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The Roman reputation for extravagant displays was hard-earned, with thousands of people involved in staging various entertainments. There were the ever-popular gladiators, battling it out…

The great city of Constantinople was one of the most impressive and impregnable cities in the world for over 1,000 years. It retained the glory…

“I am a true Roman Emperor; I am of the best race of the Caesars – those who are founders.” – Napoleon Bonaparte, 1812. Throughout…

The Roman Empire didn’t end with the 476 depositions of the Western Emperor Romulus or the Fall of Rome. It continued with solid momentum in…

The Byzantines Hired Viking Mercenaries as Guards The relationship between the Byzantine Emperors and their Varangian Guard was a complex affair. The Byzantines were first…

Though Roman Emperors occasionally did fight while out on campaigns, it was often a major shock if they were wounded or killed. If an emperor…

Warriors need a reason to fight. Sometimes self-interest is enough, men and women fighting for pay or self-defence. But more often than not, ideology plays…

The Roman Empire didn’t end with the 476 depositions of the Western Emperor Romulus or the Fall of Rome. It continued with solid momentum in…

The great city of Constantinople was one of the most impressive and impregnable cities in the world for over 1,000 years. It retained the glory…

“I am a true Roman Emperor; I am of the best race of the Caesars – those who are founders.” – Napoleon Bonaparte, 1812. Throughout…

The great city of Constantinople was one of the most impressive and impregnable cities in the world for over 1,000 years. It retained the glory…

The Roman Empire didn’t end with the 476 depositions of the Western Emperor Romulus or the Fall of Rome. It continued with solid momentum in…