Future Robinson Crusoe author Daniel Defoe narrowly escaped prison, slavery, or the gallows after the misbegotten Battle of Sedgemoor. More »
The fate of the Protestant rebellion to unseat Catholic King James II in the blanace when the Duke of Monmouth’s rebels launched a night attack across the English moors. More »
By the late 15th century, knights’ suits of armor had reached their pinnacle. But the weapon that would make them obsolete turned out to be the cannon. 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.