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Captain's Log Entry 5: The Great Game, Chapter 1

Posted Yesterday at 09:43 AM by Junius

By the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Russia was by far the most dominant land power in Europe. Even as it fought one of its most desperate struggles for survival, Mother Russia had the power to enforce its will in places thousands of miles away from Moscow. Russian forces in the Caucasus enjoyed an astonishing run of success during the 1810's, trouncing the Persians and the Ottomans simultaneously. Hundreds of square miles of territory came under Russian control, and the Tsar looked to solidify...
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Plunkett’s Gathering: Count Plunkett and His Mansion House Convention, 1917 (Part IV)

Posted Yesterday at 09:23 AM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

Plunkett’s Gathering: Count Plunkett and His Mansion House Convention, 19th April 1917 (Part IV)

On the 19th April 1917, the simmering feud between Count Plunkett and Arthur Griffith, the two most prominent leaders of the burgeoning independence movement, spilled out into public view at the 'Plunkett Convention'.

The Convention, held in the Mansion House, Dublin, was also notable in how it was the first attempt to voice the mood in Ireland since the Rising of the...
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Napoleon as a matchmaker

Posted August 18th, 2017 at 11:24 PM by Josefa
Updated Yesterday at 01:15 AM by Josefa

Okay, so Napoleon was a general, a politician, a lawmaker, a member of the Académie Française even - but how about his activities as a marriage broker? Napoleon has been known to have arranged several marriages during his lifetime, and I really feel this interesting aspect of his career does not quite get the attention it deserves.

Which of course might be due to the fact that Napoleon was by far more successful in war than in matchmaking. Spanish ulcer and Russian campaign not withstanding....
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The death of Stonewall Jackson, an eyewitness account

Posted August 17th, 2017 at 12:11 AM by Vintersorg

- I wrote this article last year, for the blog I planned (but failed to maintain). Theblog is still onsite but has no activity at all, so I decided to post it here on my Historum blog (I'm actually surprised to see that I omitted to post it here). At least it will be read here...

A few days ago, we marked the 153th anniversary of the death of one of the most known figures of the Confederacy: General Thomas Jonathan Jackson, better known as "Stonewall Jackson".
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The Babylon Tower Codex

Posted August 16th, 2017 at 08:01 AM by GraemeKilshaw

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