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MHQ Review: Imprudent King: A New Life of Philip II, by Geoffrey Parker

Paul Lockhart, reviewer | Published: April 28, 2015 at 10:56 am
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 history of Europe during the latter half of the sixteenth …

Game Review: Total War: Shogun 2, by Sega

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 05, 2011 at 9:36 pm
The latest entry in Sega's Total War series, Shogun 2 faithfully re-creates Japan's 16th century feudal conflict.

Francis Drake's Raids on Spanish Colonial Ports Netted Tons of Loot

Published: January 29, 2007 at 10:47 am
In disaster-plagued raids on Spanish colonial ports, swashbuckling privateer Francis Drake captured tons of loot. By Nicky Nielsen

Battle for Chitor: Storming the Last Hindu Fortress in 1567

Jeffrey Say Seck Leong | Published: August 21, 2006 at 10:18 am
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.By Jeffrey Say Seck Leong

Nine Years' War: Battle of the Yellow Ford

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:14 pm
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.

Anglo-Scottish Wars: Battle of Pinkie Cleugh

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:13 pm
In the last engagement between English and Scottish national armies, both sides adopted weapons and tactics used on the Continent.

Ottoman-Hungarian Wars: Siege of Belgrade in 1456

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:05 pm
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.
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