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Medieval England was a warlike place – so much so that the cliché of an Englishmen abroad was that of a violent thug. Though their…

J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series, when written, drew parallels to the Second World War. Tolkien, a Great War veteran weary of…

Having been tagged as “one of the most enduring anti-war novels of all time,” this science fiction-infused anti-war story effortlessly portrays the ludicrousness of war.…

The heavy war arrows used by English longbowmen were able to penetrate leather and cloth armor, iron plate armor, and even some types of steel…

There are also some pretty clear similarities between the Night’s Watch and the Order of the Knights Templar, who operated between 1119 and 1312. The…

The Wars of the Roses in the fifteenth century featured a number of brutal and bloody battles between the Royal Houses of Lancaster and York.…

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…

The Battle of Bosworth Field was fought on the 22nd of August 1485 outside the small town of Market Bosworth, England. It was one of…

Fought on the 29th of March 1461, the Battle of Towton was the bloodiest battle ever fought in England. In a single day, thousands of…

War reenactments are not a new thing by any means. From Shakespeare recreating famous British battles in his historic plays, to put upon the stage,…

These are sites which paranormal investigators have been fascinated with for years. When a battle ends in terrible bloodshed and suffering, many still believe that…

When Henry VIII became King of England in 1509, he inherited a nation that was not strong in war. England’s recent wars had mostly been…