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 »
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.