Warfare

The History of the Knights Templar

A Templar Knight

The Knights Templar was one of the most renowned military organisations of early-modern times, credited with inventing a modern system of banking and gaining a near immeasurable level of wealth as a result. The organisation has also been romanticised in popular culture, with novels such as Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code making reference to them, whereas video games such as ...

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The History of the Submarine

U.S.S. Nautilus

Submarines are one of the more recent military advancements, coming to prominence during the first World War and maintaining a presence in the majority of developed naval fleets ever since. In essence, a submarine, as the name may suggest is a watercraft that allows the crew to submerge and sail under the water. During the era before radar detection, they ...

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The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address

Coming in at a mere 278 words, the Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches ever given by anyone, not just by an American president.  At the time President Abraham Lincoln gave it, he thought it was never going to amount to much, but the years since have told a different account.  There are five copies known to ...

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The Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam

Though dark days have dotted all of history, the US Civil War Battle of Antietam, also called the Battle of Sharpsburg, surely ranks as one of the darkest.  More Americans died on this day than on any other day in the country’s history. Taking place over three days in from September 16 to September 18, 1862 in Maryland, the battle ...

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The Battle at Stirling Bridge

The Battle at Stirling Bridge

In the First War of Scottish Independence, one of the key battles was the Battle at Stirling Bridge which took place on September 11, 1297. The Scottish soldiers were able to defeat the English Army near the town of Stirling on the River Forth despite being outnumbered. The bridge at Stirling was a narrow, two-lane wooden bridge. In 1297, that ...

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