Decisive Battles: The Battle of Naseby (1645)

The horseman watches the action atop his steed. His grip on his sword, still sheathed at his side, has slowly…

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The Masculine Epic Patreon is Now Live!

When the year began, I announced I would be creating a Patreon page with exclusive, premium content. Well, now it’s…

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Once War is Let off its Leash, it Cannot be Controlled

In 560 B.C., King Croesus of Lydia, alarmed by the rising power of Persia, asked the Oracles at Delphi and…

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The Battle of the Metaurus: The Day that Saved Rome?

It’s 207 BC. For 11 years, Hannibal has rampaged in Italy, slaughtering Romans with fire and sword. He is already…

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5 Ancient Egyptian Oddities You’ll Enjoy Hearing About

When you look at the Ancient Egyptians, they seem like stodgy, formal people.  The writing and architecture looks formal. The…

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The 5 Greatest Ancient Military Feats

Military history fascinates us because it shows us the best and the worst of human nature. Unparalleled bravery and unprecedented…

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Why Henry V’s Band of Brother’s Speech was so Persuasive

408 words have stood the test of time. They are feted and celebrated as much now as they were nearly…

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In the Name of Rome: Review

We’ve seen Adrian Goldsworthy’s work before with Caesar: Life of a Colossus. Before he wrote that “monumental” biography, however, he…

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Genghis Khan Facts: How an “Impassable” Desert Proved no Obstacle to One of the Greatest Victories Ever

The facts about Genghis Khan and his campaigns are well-attested, yet still astonishing, cementing him as undoubtedly one of the…

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