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The Destructive Trek Of The ‘Ten Thousand’ Mercenaries Along The Black Sea Coast

  In late 401 BCE, an army of over 10,000 Greek hoplite mercenaries fought on the side of the rebel, Cyrus the Younger, against King...

The Remarkable Tale Of The Generous Shepherd, Bu Shi

  Bu Shi was said to have been a man from Henan who lived during the 2nd and 1st century BCE, coming to prominence during...

The Vibenna Brothers And Macstrna—Possibly Forgotten Tyrants (Or Kings) Of Ancient Rome

  According to the traditional story laid down by Livy and other ancient Roman historians, there were only seven kings who ruled Rome during the...

The Life And Dramatic Downfall Of Duke Guntram Boso

Duke Guntram Boso was a prominent Frankish nobleman who gained great notoriety (and some infamy) in the second half of the 6th century. He...

Queen Faileuba’s Destruction Of The Servant, Septimima

Members of the Frankish Merovingian Dynasty, especially in their heyday of the 5th, 6th, and early 7th centuries, were known to be a ruthless...

The Tale Of A Bold, Zealous, And Crazy Servant From Bigorra

Sometime prior to the year 580, a servant from the region of Bigorra in southern France suddenly disappeared from his post to start a...

Bernal Díaz’s Graphic Account Of The Human Sacrifice Of His Friends

Bernal Díaz del Castillo was an experienced conquistador who served on several Spanish voyages around Yucatan and Mexico, including the expedition of Hernan Cortes...

Hernán Cortés’ Bloody Sack Of Cholula

  In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived in Mexico, leading a band of Spaniards into a precarious political environment that was dominated by the Aztec Empire....

Norton I—Emperor Of The United States And Protector Of Mexico

  In 1819, Joshua Abraham Norton was born to a family of merchants somewhere in Britain. While Norton was still young, his family moved to...

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