A French army under Gaston de Foix interrupted its siege of Ravenna, Italy, to give battle to Spanish forces on a soggy plain south of the city. More »
A Swedish-led Protestant army marched to the rescue of Nordlinger. But first it would have to pry the Catholic enemy from heights above the city. More »
As Protestant Europe reeled before a Catholic onslaught, three unlikely heroes arose to take up the banner of “Winter King” Frederick V. More »
The ancient Spanish fortress at Salses safeguarded the nation’s northern border as a formidable barrier to French expansion. More »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.