Imprudent King A New Life of Philip II By Geoffrey Parker 438 pages. Yale, 2014. $40. "THE HISTORY OF PHILIP THE SECOND,” historian William Hickling Prescott once wrote, “is the...
The latest entry in Sega's Total War series, Shogun 2 faithfully re-creates Japan's 16th century feudal conflict.
In disaster-plagued raids on Spanish colonial ports, swashbuckling privateer Francis Drake captured tons of loot.
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In 1567, while the other Rajput kingdoms of northern India submitted to the Mogul Emperor Akbar, the Sesodias of Mewar made a defiant stand in the formidable fortress of Chitor.
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Thomas Lord Burgh had intended it to be 'an eyesore in the heart of Tyrone's country,' but to Burgh's successor, Thomas Butler, Earl of Ormonde, 'the scurvey fort at Blackwater' was a liability that would lead to England's worst defeat on Irish soil.
In the last engagement between English and Scottish national armies, both sides adopted weapons and tactics used on the Continent.
The fall of Constantinople in 1453 sent shock waves through Christendom. Then, in 1455, the young Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II mobilized his army to march on Belgrade -- and from there, possibly move on to the European heartland.