July 20th, 1866 | The Battle of Lissa

July 20th, 1866 | The Battle of Lissa

“Ramming Speed!” Ah, ancient times, you little fox, you. Galleys scudding across the open waves, dodging into combat, maneuvering, positioning, and then finally beating on that drum to encourage the oarsmen to “stoke the boiler” and bring those knots up: it’s ramming...
July 4th 1187 | The Battle of Hattin

July 4th 1187 | The Battle of Hattin

Battle of Hattin As discussed in our previous post about Outremer (http://www.historynaked.com/twists-turns-outremer/), Queen Sibylla pulled a fast one.  Her brother Baldwin IV was a leper, and his heir was her son by her first marriage, who became Baldwin V.  Little...
73 BC | The War of Spartacus

73 BC | The War of Spartacus

Can you talk about Spartacus while avoiding the whole subject of slavery? Maybe, maybe, but I do want to give a bit of a nod to “slavery” in ancient times, because it sets the stage upon which Spartacus and his rebellion was to emerge. But it also suits to...
September 2nd, 31 BC | The Battle of Actium

September 2nd, 31 BC | The Battle of Actium

There have been a lot of battles throughout history, and whether they were the result of petty arguments, disagreements, or other – more meaningful – aggravations, they all have one thing in common: they affected the subsequent area, people, and timeline thereafter in...
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