King Edward IV returned to England from exile in 1471 resolved to see his traitorous mentor, the Earl of Warwick, removed from power. 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 »
Stung by the infidelities of his teenage wife, English King Henry VIII launched a third cross-Channel invasion of France in 1544. More »
In 1588, the mightiest fleet set sail from Spain. Its target was England. At stake was nothing less than Catholic control of Western Europe. More »
The revolutionary wheel lock facilitated the development of increasingly sophisticated pistols on the European battlefield. More »
As World War II turned against Hitler, he became desperate to develop weapons that might turn the tide. Some of the technologically advanced systems proved to be devastating.
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.