The Battle of Dorylaeum would influence the tactics, strategy, and mystique of the many Crusades to follow. More »
For the pagan Wends living along the Baltic Sea, the Second Crusade quickly became a desperate struggle for tribal survival. More »
Caliph Harun al-Rashid’s two sons carried on a fratricidal power struggle that devastated Baghdad in the ninth century. More »
At Ankara, Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I, nicknamed the Thunderbolt, confronted Mongol leader Tamerlane, who had his own nickname— Prince of Destruction. More »
In AD 678, outside the storied walls of Constantinople, the Byzantine Empire unleashed its new secret war weapon upon the invading Saracen fleet: Greek Fire. More »
The Medieval Catapult was one of the most fearsome middle age weapons ever produced. Read on to find out why. More »
The Byzantine Empire, successor to ancient Rome, lasted over a thousand years. This was no thanks to Persia, Byzantium’s first major enemy and major rival. More »
With Sultan Mohammed II’s Turkish horde at the gates of Rhodes, the city’s Knights Hospitallers prepared an unholy welcome for the Ottoman siege. More »
Norway’s King Harald Hardradi, known as ‘the Land Waster,’ came close to conquering England before William the Conqueror in 1066. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.