With invaders flooding Britain in the wake of the Roman withdrawal, a legendary figure stepped forward to lead Britons against the Teutonic surge. More »
At Forming, the King Henry VI’s English bowmen would face a new, improved French foe, one equipped with the latest in the way of weaponry. More »
Thomas Howard, the Duke of Norfolk, was an unlikely choice to defend the throne of newly crowned Queen Mary Tudor. He was 80 at the time. More »
The battle-ax was developed in A.D. 500. The first version, the francisca, was named after Frankish warriors who used them against the Romans. More »
“Mad” Jack Churchill was one of that rare breed for whom war is their element. Few others have led such a successful—or fantastic—military career. More »
To a casual observer, there would be little to distinguish an Anglo-Saxon thegn from his Norse Viking counterpart.
In 1938, Ewald von Kleist-Schmenzin undertook a secret prewar mission to Great Britain. At stake: another world war and the lives of millions. More »
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.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.