In the 15th Century, the Swiss relied on shock tactics, seeking to deliver an abrupt and brutal assault to win their battles. More »
It is easy to see the glories of Rome, but it is just as important to bear in mind the horrors committed for the sake of the Empire. More »
Everyone, it seemed, got involved in the frenzy for ever-more-fancy uniforms and accoutrements, from Napoleon on down. More »
With more than 14,000 pieces in its collection, the Met’s Armor Museum in Manhattan’s Upper East Side is a must-see for all admirers of military armor. 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 »
In the spring of 1356, Edward the Black Prince launched another chevauchée north from Gascony to attack King John. More »
Chronicled like Never Before in Exquisite Hardbound Volumes – As a young country, the United States had come so far so fast. But this young country was a country divided, a country with two distinct ideologies. More »
Numerous nations developed manned submersibles to attack enemy shipping during World War II and achieved some notable successes.
Louis Antoine de Bougainville made a name for himself fighting in the forested wilds of North America and circumnavigating the globe.
A 15-minute skirmish at Wrightsville Bridge had a lasting impact on the Battle of Gettysburg and, by extension, the entire American Civil War.