Total War History: Battle of Cannae (Part 4/5)
Despite losing their top commanders, the Roman heavy infantrymen press forward. Hannibal and his soldiers must hold back this juggernaut at all cost... if they fail, all is lost! Documentary Sources: "The Ghosts of Cannae" by Robert L. O'Connell...
Total War History: Battle of Cannae (Part 5/5)
Tactically the battle has been decided... but the killing has only just begun! We will now have to consider just how the Romans, who still significantly outnumbered their opponents, were massacred so one-sidedly. (Scene of Cannae in military...
Wars of Roses 1455-1487 CE - English Civil Wars DOCUMENTARY
In this new Kings and Generals animated historical documentary, we will cover the Wars of the Roses, describing one of the first Civil Wars in English history. The Hundred Years' War is over and the descendants of Edward III of England...
The first four caliphs of the Islamic empire – Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, and Ali are referred to as Rashidun (rightly guided) Caliphs (632-661 CE) by mainstream Sunni Muslims. Their tenure started with the death of Prophet Muhammad in 632 CE...
Thugga (also Dougga) was a town in North Africa which was first a Numidian and then a Carthaginian settlement before being incorporated into the Roman Empire. The town was built on a strategically favourable limestone hilltop overlooking...
Masaesyli in Battle
An artist's impression of the Masaesyli tribe in battle. The Masaesyli were the original inhabitants of the western part of the North African Berber kingdom of Numidia (202-40 BCE). (From the PC game Total War: Rome II - Desert Kingdoms by...
Richard, Duke of York
Richard, 3rd Duke of York (l. 1411-1460 CE) was the richest man in England and one of the nobles who sparked off the Wars of the Roses (1455-1487 CE), a dynastic dispute that rumbled on for four decades between several English kings, queens...
The Hellenistic Period is a part of the Ancient Period for the European and Near Asian space. The use of this period is justified by the extent of the Hellenic culture in most of these areas, due to the Greek political presence especially...
An artist's impression of a Balearic slinger. The islanders were renowned in the ancient world for their accuracy and were employed in the Carthaginian army during the Punic Wars.
The Iraq Museum & Three Wars: Three Steps from Hell
This article documents and elaborates on the many critical behind-the-scenes events, unknown to the public, before the history leaves us. The author The bulk of the “the land between the two rivers” lies in what we call today the...