history

The Byzantine Army at War until 1054: A summary

Relatively little has been discussed in relation to the Byzantine army. It is only recently that finds and historical academia have begun to put together a more coherent image of the Byzantine Army by analysing its tactics and formations.  This article will effectively outline the way the Byzantine army operated during its existence in brief… Continue reading The Byzantine Army at War until 1054: A summary

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Novels

The Encounter

Chapter 1: Beginnings The ocean expressed a lime green. The day was clear with a blue sky that was supposed to be a reflection of the water, but God had decided today was not the day for that to happen. Still, today had been deceiving in many ways. The ocean was rough, causing the vessel… Continue reading The Encounter

Historical Fencing

The Nature of Roman/Eastern Roman Martial Arts

Within the HEMA community, at various lengths explanations have been given about the absence of treatises to do with combat, more specific forms of Martial Arts, in the Roman World. For a vast Empire and a culture which endured for nearly 2000 years, there is little information in the way of showing how warriors individually… Continue reading The Nature of Roman/Eastern Roman Martial Arts

Historical Fencing

The issue with HEMA

The issue with HEMA Ever since the "HEMA is dying" period that struck the community, it has bought to my mind another subject. Unlike the prior mention, this one is going to have specific backing with source material. Before I begin, I want to clarify: I have a Masters in History. This isn't to seem… Continue reading The issue with HEMA

Politics

Race: The issue and coming up with a solution

Before I begin as a disclaimer: it is not my intention to cause any controversy but simply provide insight, based on my own experiences, affairs through my life as well as current affairs and other people’s experiences and how they understand the world around them. I want to say I have a well-balanced perspective on… Continue reading Race: The issue and coming up with a solution

Reviews

Did we do a good job in Afghanistan?

So Nato forces are officially out of Afghanistan after ten years. A lot of people ask "was it worth it in the long run?" and though I can't provide a definitive answer, a comparison to provide some perspective might bring some insight. In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan and occupied it for 10 years… Continue reading Did we do a good job in Afghanistan?

history

Surrender in the British Expeditionary Force during August 1914

In the hot summer of August 1914, the British Army was in retreat. Against a German army group twice its size, it desperately struggled to fall back. Since the end of the First World War, it has been popularized that the British Army managed to escape through superior quality of its men and training. This… Continue reading Surrender in the British Expeditionary Force during August 1914

history

What was the role of provincial governors, during the Late Republican period, and to what extent was this position specialised militarily?

Introduction In the Late Republic, the relationship between military and political roles was often a common theme. The dissertation will argue that this theme was a defining role for provincial governors, which enabled them to gain both the allegiance of their men and political influence. The dissertation will be split into three sections. Part one,… Continue reading What was the role of provincial governors, during the Late Republican period, and to what extent was this position specialised militarily?

history

What are the core causes and outcomes of the Great Depression?

The following essay attempts to analyse the causes and effects of the Great Depression. The essay will be split into two parts. The part Causes, will sketches the economic, political and international reasons for the Great Depression. Outcomes, will illustrate the drastic changes the Great Depression brought to both American society and the rest of… Continue reading What are the core causes and outcomes of the Great Depression?

Ramblings

I don’t know what I’m writing about

I think it was when I decided on what i was going to do, I tended to disregard other factors in life. I mean everyone does it, right? But like the title of this article, I don't think anyone really knows what they're writing about and I think most have been in a similar situation.… Continue reading I don’t know what I’m writing about