Check local newsstands for the Summer 2010 issue of MHQ on May 18th, 2010.
Inspired by Alexander the Great, the Roman emperor Julian set out to conquer Persia with a massive army, a bold plan, and a thirst for glory.
The Summer 2010 issue of MHQ features articles about looted art throughout history, the bombing of Guernica, the Battle of Antietam, U.S Navy in the Korean War, the Emperor Julian, and the O'Brien brothers during the American War of Independence.
Early in the second millennium, Hasan-I Sabbah developed a program of carefully targeted political murder that brought security to his Muslim sect, the Order of Assassins, for over a century and a half.
The AD 378 Gothic War between the eastern Roman emperor, Valens, and the Tervingi leader, Fritigern, showed the deep flaws in the Roman Empire that would lead to its downfall
An MHQ reader reconsiders the credibility of the troop numbers and casualty figures reported by Polybius for the battle of Cannae as presented in Adrian Goldsworthy's article, “Can the Counters Be Counted On?” (Autumn 2008).
Read an excerpt from Revelation, the latest Shardlake mystery by bestselling author C. J. Sansom, get a 20% discount—or perhaps win a free copy!
Military History Quarterly's new editor, William H. Horne, writes about World War II's East Front, Apache chief Victorio, black troops at New Market Heights, and the trustworthiness of ancient writers' statistics.
If Harald Sigurdsson, called Harald Hardrada, had triumphed over King Harold at Stamford Bridge, how might the history of England been altered? An online discussion.
Just weeks before his watershed fight with the Normans at Hastings, English King Harold II faced a full-blown Viking invasion led by the legendary Harald Hardrada at Stamford Bridge.
The towns of Boston, England, and Boston, Massachusetts both owe their name to a seventh-century cleric, St. Botolph.
At the Hydaspes, Alexander the Great faced a forced river crossing opposed by a strong enemy. The methods he employed to defeat Porus' army and open the road to India are still viable over 2,000 years later.
The magnificent castles of North Wales were meant to inspire terror and awe and to help Edward Longshanks unify Britain.
The mistakes made by the Roman commander Marcus Licinius Crassus against the Parthians at the Battle of Carrhae present object lessons for today.
Marcus Vipsanius Aggripa's innovative tactics gave Octavian's Roman fleet a victory over Marc Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium. Rome was the dominant naval power in the Mediterranean for four centuries.
Although it was fought in the East, Emperor Valens' defeat at the Battle of Adrianople had its most direct effect on the affairs of Rome's western provinces. A Roman historian wrote, “No battle in our history except Cannae involved such a massacre.”