Norway’s King Harald Hardradi, known as ‘the Land Waster,’ came close to conquering England before William the Conqueror in 1066. More »
Challenged by a new Scottish champion, William Wallace, King Edward ‘Longshanks’ I led a massive English army north into Scotland in the summer of 1298. The two sides collided at Falkirk. More »
The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.