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Saladin the Strategist: An Underappreciated Commander

Posted May 26th, 2018 at 01:00 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated May 30th, 2018 at 07:05 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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"Salah ad-Din" Yusuf ibn Ayyub, Sultan of Egypt and Syria

Was it strong and grizzled knights with combat experience what dominated Medieval wars or was it their skilled commanders? It could be that the two were indistinguishable in the Medieval period. At least in the cases of Saladin he was a more scholarly and strategically minded commander with a skill for organization....
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Military Analysis of the Early Plantagenets - Part 1: Geoffrey d'Anjou 'Martel'

Posted May 17th, 2018 at 09:34 AM by Duke Valentino
Updated May 17th, 2018 at 06:44 PM by Duke Valentino

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This is intended to be a brief collection of essays on the military careers of the first four Plantagenets: Geoffrey, Henry II, Richard I and John I. The reason for doing this is to bring to light the military achievements and prowess of these men, more so Henry and particularly John; both of whom are supremely underrated and in the case of John, named by some 'Softsword', dubbed for much of history as a coward who ran from any sign of danger. In actual fact, John was...
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Queen Barbara De Cilli- A Vampire?

Posted March 5th, 2018 at 10:58 AM by Djenkins

I've wrote a small piece on Queen Barbara De Cilli of Hungary (13921451) and why she was seen as a vampire. Check it out at http://www.theblood-shed.com/queen-b...cilli-vampire/ and if anyone knows of any English books or articles regarding Barbara De Cilli I'd love to read them. I've only found a handful of mentions in the English language.
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Vampires Of Hungary: The Holy Roman Empire- First Look

Posted February 16th, 2018 at 10:05 AM by Djenkins

Hi All, I'm currently working on my first comic series 'Vampires Of Hungary: The Holy Roman Empire'. It will be a vmapire hroro coemdy set in Hungary in 1416 and focusing on Barbara De Cilli- check out some images here-
https://www.facebook.com/davidjenkin...10?pnref=story and https://www.facebook.com/davidjenkin...99?pnref=story)
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I have a problem.

Posted October 29th, 2017 at 04:37 PM by CrazyDinaric
Updated October 29th, 2017 at 04:41 PM by CrazyDinaric

As you can see from my location, I'm from Croatia. I have to admit that I'm somehow ashamed of my Slavic descent.

I have been spending some time reading posts on the forum called Skadi forum, about Germanic superiority over Slavs, even over ancient cultures like the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians etc. They were saying that the reason behind the Roman and Greek success is that the ruling class was comprised of people with blonde hair and blue eyes ruling over the tan skinned population....
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