Crusader Kings II, by Paradox Interactive, puts you in control of a medieval Christian dynasty between 1066 and 1453, challenging you to defend your borders, fill your coffers and consolidate power.
In Lost Legion Rediscovered author Donald O'Reilly considers the facts behind the legend of Rome's mythic Theban Legend.
MHQ lexicographer Christine Ammer highlights terms coined during the Middle Ages
Charles Stanish, UCLA archaeologist and professor of anthropology, discusses war and formation of the earliest states.
Simon James looks at Roman history from the perspective of the common soldiers, provincial residents and conquered peoples.
A samurai's daisho comprised the long katana fighting sword and the shorter wakizashi for close combat or, if need be, ritual suicide.
Robin Waterfield chronicles the wars between Alexander's successors for control of his empire.
How the Spanish superhero broke out of Valencia, crushed a Muslim army, and inspired Christian crusaders.
Developed in conjunction with the History Channel, Great Battles Medieval covers the Hundred Years' War from the English and French perspectives.
The English (or Welsh) longbow introduced long-range artillery to the battlefield, forever changing the nature of warfare.
Persia’s mighty army proved no match for the fired-up Athenian veterans in their epic close-quarters 490 BC battle
In The Real Falstaff, author Stephen Cooper reveals the mischaracterized real-life man behind the Shakespearean myth.
A renowned historian looks at the greatest conflicts from ancient times to World War II.
Robert L. O'Connell's book Ghosts of Cannae looks at Carthaginian General Hannibal's decisive yet ultimately hollow victory against Rome at Cannae in 216 BC.
The Roman gladius (sword) and scutum (shield) enabled the legions to conquer the known world.
"The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic" By Robert L. O’Connell. The life-and-death struggle between Rome and Carthage during the Second Punic War of the third century BC proved a watershed for both civilizations.