Deceit, ambition, pride, honor, bravery—all played their parts in 1187, with Jerusalem and the Holy Land at stake. More »
Perhaps the most interesting warriors to emerge from the First Crusade were the mounted ghulams, or “slave soldiers,” of the Seljuq Turks. Read more inside. More »
A much-feared hand-held weapon, the crossbow was once banned by the Catholic Church. But its origins are found in ancient China. Read more inside. More »
In April 1944, Exercise Tiger proved to be a grisly rehearsal for the D-Day Invasion less than two months later.
At Cedar Mountain, Nathaniel Banks set out to distract Lee by capturing the rail junction at Gordonsville. But Sonewall Jackson got there first.
By the time the Civil War began, opposing forces in Bleeding Kansas and Missouri had been killing each other for five years. And were very good at it.