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The Generous Rise And Authoritarian Crash Of Spurius Maelius

According to ancient scholars such as Quintus Ennius (c. 239-169 BCE), Lucius Cincius Alimentus (flourished c. 200 BCE) and Livy (59 BCE-17 CE), their...

Li Guangli’s Incredibly Costly Campaign In Dayuan

In 104 BCE, Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty in China (r. 141-87 BCE) sent Li Guangli west to campaign against a kingdom they...

The Saucy Way That Emperor Wu Annexed Yelang

Around the year 135 BCE, Tang Meng, an envoy from the Han Empire, visited the kingdom of Southern Yue (or Nanyue, in the Chinese-Vietnamese...

Laraje—The Archer Demon

Laraje, as told by occultists and demonologists, is a spirit or demonic being with specialized supernatural powers. According to legend, he was one of...

The Embarrassing Failed Invasion Of Crete By Constantine VII

Emperor Constantine VII of Constantinople (r. 913-959) had a bizarre reign. He ascended to the throne as a child, and after his marriage to...

Olvir Of Egg And His Downfall In An Ambush By Saint Olaf

Olaf Haraldsson, a Christian convert with a background as a Viking and a mercenary, declared himself to be the next king of Norway in...

The Tale Of A Medieval Thief Who Confessed To His Crimes Because Of A Muscle Spasm

Around 585, Bishop Gregory Of Tours (c. 539-594) traveled through a community called Carignan, located where the Chiers and the Meuse Rivers meet. A...

King Guntram’s Awkward Trip To See His Nephew’s Baptism In Paris

By mid-year in 585, King Guntram was the undisputed senior member of the Frankish Merovingian Dynasty in France and he was able to bring...

The Black Paintings Of Francisco De Goya

Francisco de Goya (c. 1746-1828), had a slow start in his career as a painter. Although he began studying painting as a teen, he...

Operation Titanic And The Airborne Invasion Of The Ruperts

As the date of the D-Day invasion of Normandy approached during WWII, the allied forces barraged Germany with a slew of deceptions. In order...

Hernan Cortes Was Almost Assassinated Just Before Leading His Final Conquest of Tenochtitlan

In late December, 1520, Hernan Cortes began his second march toward the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. Leading an army of conquistadors and anti-Aztec native...

The Successful Aztec Ambush Of 2 Spanish Patrol Ships

When Hernan Cortes began his siege of the Aztec capital city of Tenochtitlan in 1521, he split his coalition of Spanish and allied native...

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The Embarrassing Failed Invasion Of Crete By Constantine VII

Emperor Constantine VII of Constantinople (r. 913-959) had a bizarre reign. He ascended to the throne as a child, and after his marriage to...

The Black Paintings Of Francisco De Goya

Francisco de Goya (c. 1746-1828), had a slow start in his career as a painter. Although he began studying painting as a teen, he...

Olvir Of Egg And His Downfall In An Ambush By Saint Olaf

Olaf Haraldsson, a Christian convert with a background as a Viking and a mercenary, declared himself to be the next king of Norway in...

The Musical Love Story Of Sima Xiangru And Zhuo Wenjun

Born in Chengdu, within the province of Shu, Sima Xiangru would become one of the most impressive figures to live in the 2nd century...

The Tale Of A Medieval Thief Who Confessed To His Crimes Because Of A Muscle Spasm

Around 585, Bishop Gregory Of Tours (c. 539-594) traveled through a community called Carignan, located where the Chiers and the Meuse Rivers meet. A...

The Generous Rise And Authoritarian Crash Of Spurius Maelius

According to ancient scholars such as Quintus Ennius (c. 239-169 BCE), Lucius Cincius Alimentus (flourished c. 200 BCE) and Livy (59 BCE-17 CE), their...

King Guntram’s Awkward Trip To See His Nephew’s Baptism In Paris

By mid-year in 585, King Guntram was the undisputed senior member of the Frankish Merovingian Dynasty in France and he was able to bring...

The Curious Response Of William The Conqueror’s Contemporaries To His Domesday Book

In 1086, William the Conqueror launched his plan to survey and analyze the lands he controlled in England. It was a project which would...

Li Guangli’s Incredibly Costly Campaign In Dayuan

In 104 BCE, Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty in China (r. 141-87 BCE) sent Li Guangli west to campaign against a kingdom they...

Operation Titanic And The Airborne Invasion Of The Ruperts

As the date of the D-Day invasion of Normandy approached during WWII, the allied forces barraged Germany with a slew of deceptions. In order...
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