During the Battle of Allia, ‘mere barbarians’ defeated the elite Roman army when the Gauls sacked Rome.
Having gambled all for love, Mark Antony sent his warships into the Ionian Sea for one last toss of the dice at Actium. More »
Julius Caesar and his legionaries would find the fog-wracked island of Brittania both mysterious and fraught with danger. More »
From AD 43 to AD 410, during the Roman occupation of what was then Britannia, Roman legions were the backbone of imperial authority. Read more here. More »
Between AD 60 and 61, Celtic Queen Boudicca of the Iceni tribe led an army of revolters into a fight against Gaius Paulinus, the Roman Governor of Britannia. 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.