“Centuries before Alexander the Great was even born, powerful warlords were writing their own pages in the annals of military history.”
ALEXANDER THE GREAT was just 32 when he died. The Macedonian conqueror breathed his last on June 10, 323
“The armed freighters were charged with disrupting maritime trade and forcing the Royal Navy to divert warships from the critical North Sea and North Atlantic theatres.”
By Stephen Robinson
BEFORE THE JAPANESE attack on Pearl Harbour, it was the German
“Known as Guerra de los pasteles to the Mexicans or Guerre des Pâtisseries to the French, the origins of the little-known 1838 dust-up go back to the previous decade.”
IF ANY NATION in the world would pick a fight on another country over pastries it
“Rather than being immortalized as a champion of freedom and liberty, Bouchard is remembered in California as a pirate.”
By George Yagi Jr.
AS THE AGE of revolution swept across 19th Century Latin America, and Spain’s once vast overseas empire
“It was an utter disaster for Rome and one that seems to have been almost ignored by the historians of the day.”
By David Adkins
AMONG THE ROMAN Emperor Trajan’s greatest (and possibly most infamous) achievements was his ruthless destruction
“For several months, the two opposing fleets would face off in a tense game of brinksmanship. The standoff became known as the Samoan Crisis.”
GERMANY WAS A LATE BLOOMER among Europe’s imperial powers.
After attaining nation-state status in 1870, Otto von