REA188277 Credit: Capture of Porto Bello in 1739 (oil on canvas) by Peter Monamy (1689-1749) Private Collection/ © Royal Exchange Art Gallery at Cork Street, London/ The Bridgeman Art Library Nationality / copyright status: English / out of copyright


The War of Jenkins’ Ear

By John Brown

In the 1700s, the Spanish empire in the Caribbean was a lucrative trade monopoly directed from Madrid, with Cadiz designated as the official port for trade to and from Spain and its colonies. Read more

The American vehicle was a true workhorse of World War II.


The Magnificent Jeep

By Michael D. Hull

General of the Army George C. Marshall called it America’s greatest contribution to modern warfare. General Dwight D. Read more

Admiral Sir George Rooke led a joint English-Dutch assault on the Spanish-held bastion of Gibraltar. It was key to controlling the Mediterranean.


Capturing the Rock: Gibraltar 1704

By Arnold Blumberg

As Spanish king Charles II lay dying in Madrid in the autumn of 1700, worried diplomats in other European capitals brooded day and night over who would succeed the childless monarch. Read more

The epitome oe the highly competent professional officers who led the Roman Legions in the their foreign conflicts.


Gaius Suetonius Paulinus

By Eric Niderost

The name Gaius Suetonius Paulinus doesn’t ring across the centuries from the annals of Roman military history like the names of Julius Caesar, Tiberius Nero, or Scipio Africanus. Read more