Plato's philosophy that governments constantly change has wrung true throughout history. This article looks at the social causes of the rise of the tyranny of dictatorships.
In 1806 the French armies of Napoleon Bonaparte invaded the Kingdom of Naples. When the Joseph Bonaparte was installed as king the people revolted, in a prelude to the guerrilla war in Spain.
The Samnite Wars rocked the early Roman Republic. The Battle of Saticula was a near disaster for the Roman army, but the army and maybe even the war was saved by the actions of one Tribune.
Some battles can change in an instant. This is the story of what could have happened in the Battle of Hastings and how it would have affected England.
Julius Caesar is often considered a tyrant. This article argues that he was simply a popular leader living in a different and difficult time.
Alexander the Great was an amazing commander, but he was not the great general history sometimes sees.
The Battle of Cynoscephalae secured Roman dominance of the Greek city-states and caused the decline and collapse of the independent Macedonian kingdom.
The Visigothic kingdom of Tolosa was once the most powerful kingdom in Europe. This is their story.
The Franks were the most successful of the barbarian peoples that invaded the Roman Empire, and they left a lasting mark on European history.
Comparison of the Barbary Wars and Libyan struggles for independence.
An overview of Napoleon's conquests and legacy.
An overview of the Swedish and Teutonic Crusades during the 13th and 14th centuries.
An overview of John of Gaunt, the last Medieval Man.