Biographies of the emperor’s of Rome were few and far between.  Most of them found themselves in the employ of the court, thus making the rules of their masters much more extravagant than they really were.  By about 90 CE, Rome had acquired someone who would become the authority onContinue Reading

The state of the world on the eve of World War I was a culmination of events that had spiraled out of control over the previous several centuries.  The most important components begin during the age of revolution from the late 1770s through the 1850s.  From this point, much ofContinue Reading

A couple of weeks ago, I ran a history blurb on the A-10A Thunderbolt II and it’s impressive GAU-8 Avenger gun system.  The system was wildly successful, and provided a massive amount of damage to an enemy element with little cost (bullets are substantially cheaper than missiles and bombs).  BothContinue Reading

6 June 2019, marked the 75th anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy in what we commonly call D-Day.  This is a milestone for us as historians, but also as a society.  The 75th anniversary marks the last major milestone anniversary where any survivors will be among us.  It signifiesContinue Reading

Within the confines of history live stories.  That’s what history is an abundance of, really: stories.  Those stories are what can make history so compelling and so mesmerizing that it can leave any person starry-eyed.  That being said, often times there are stories of embellishment, but as history has taughtContinue Reading