The life of Margaret of Anjou was not that of a meek noblewoman content with the companionship of her ladies in waiting. More »
Ruling on behalf of feeble-minded King Henry VI, Richard of York marched north to quash a rebel army bent on his destruction. At Wakefield, the two sides collided.
Despite the odds, Henry V rallied his men for a desperate stand on the muddy field during the Hundred Years’ War’s Battle of Agincourt. More »
Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Highland rebels faced the Duke of Cumberland’s professional soldiers at Culloden Moor. More »
Code-named Arcadia, the meeting between Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt established a basis for military cooperation. More »
The House of Lancaster defeated the House of York—both branches of the House of Plantagenet—during the War of the Roses in England. More »
The Duke of Marlborough, Winston Churchill’s illustrious ancestor, achieved his own ‘finest hour’ at Malplaquet. More »
When asked by his friend to recall the best thing he had ever done as a soldier, the Duke of Wellington simply said: ‘Assaye.’ More »
The fate of the Protestant rebellion to unseat Catholic King James II in the blanace when the Duke of Monmouth’s rebels launched a night attack across the English moors. More »
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.