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  1. Dose

    Examples of actual conspiracies?

    The one that immediately comes to mind is the conspiracy of Booth and his associates to kill Lincoln, Seward, Johnson, etc. Any other good (non speculative) examples?
  2. Visigoth Panzer

    Seizing Enemy Artillery and Turning it Against Them in Battle Examples

    I recently seen a documentary that mentioned how outnumbered Swedish Troops in the Great Northern War Seized Polish Artillery and turned it against them to help win a battle. What are other notable examples of this in history?
  3. JeanDukeofAlecon

    Interesting Examples of Medieval Statuary

    The art of statue carving is generally associated with antiquity and the renaissance, and perhaps justly so in large part, but this association can lead to a passing over of the rich traditions of statuary which existed in many different times and places in the medieval world. The goal of this...
  4. N

    Early examples of Post Traumatisk Stress Disorder?

    Can anyone tell us of causes of PTSD among soldiers (or civilians) in history? I have read about "grenade shock" during WWII, but I can't remember any earlier examples. Since fighting pre-20th century tended to happened on shorter ranges and you could often see the "whites of the eyes" of your...
  5. F

    Other examples like Pompeji and Herculaneum

    Has sometimes given it a thought: There are those two famous towns exposed to an ancient disaster. Then it is like it is it. So far as there are other towns or settlements or anything like them, they are not at all as known. On the other hand there seems to be not any reason to think their end...
  6. cachibatches

    Let's post examples of Chinese architecture that SURVIVES from the ancient world

    I just found this one, and would like to see what we can add. Stone City, first built by the Wu Kingdom ruler Sun Quan. In various threads we have posted stone tombs, mudbrick pyramids, segments of the original great wall. Let's post them all in one thread. Perhaps someone can post some...
  7. Jake10

    Examples where cannibalism was accepted

    Excluding cases when people were starving and ate others just to avoid death, when/where was cannibalism accepted?
  8. JaddHaidar

    What are the best examples for medieval wooden castles?

    I think that an often overlooked part of history is architecture. So were wooden castles a common thing in medieval times? And any examples of them?
  9. TheBlackRose

    Good illustrations/examples of Moorish Plate armor?

    Hey everyone. This is my first post, so if I'm doing anything wrong here or against the rules, just inform me accordingly! I'm interested in Moorish plate armor (and just their armor in general). Examples are pretty hard to find as Muslims generally didn't have much ceremonial armor (according...
  10. MughalMuse

    what are some examples of leaders playing the GRAND GAME?

    I feel Augustus was a personality that played THE GRAND GAME of politics very well. He spend most of his life doing it. Any others of note?
  11. sailorsam

    Shame! Examples of Military poorly served by government

    thoughts on times when soldiers and sailors were poorly supported by their (civilian) overseers. (not talking about tactical blunders like Light Brigade) Continental Congress / Colonial Army: Valley Forge / Fort Necessity. the continental army was eating scraps and dressed in rags while...
  12. G

    What are other examples of controversial military operations such as the British atta

    (oops, the title didn't fit. Here it is: What are other examples of controversial military operations such as the British attack on Mers-el Kebir?) This is my first post, so sorry if I'm breaking any rules. This is what Churchill wrote about the British attack on Mers-el-Kébir: “This was the...
  13. T

    Human History Examples:

    Hi, im new to the forum hopefully i have named the post accordingly and not misled anyone and i have posted in the correct place. The phrase "Chickens coming home to roost" (http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-chi4.htm) is the general topic as such for the post and i was wondering does anyone...
  14. Oliver Cromwell

    Most Annoying Examples of Historical Revisionism?

    I would name Hiroshima revisionism and "Lost Cause" revisionism as among the most annoying. Holocaust revisionism is perhaps the most frightening and dangerous.
  15. T

    What are some examples of humanitarian intervention the early United States required?

    I read an interested question posed by the author of book which mentioned with all the criticism directed at the United States for intervening in foreign countries, people tend to forget about the intervention that the early United States required to become the world power it is today. What are...
  16. T

    What are some examples of humanitarian intervention the early United States required?

    I read an interested question posed by the author of book which mentioned with all the criticism directed at the United States for intervening in foreign countries, people tend to forget about the intervention that the early United States required to become the world power it is today. What are...
  17. WhatAnArtist

    Examples of altruism in military history?

    By that I mean examples of generals or soldiers going out of their way to help or protect those that they didn't necessarily need to. I'd prefer examples set before the 20th century, because it seems that there are already quite a lot of those kind of stories from then on. A couple of examples...
  18. WhatAnArtist

    Examples of movies/TV series' that accurately depict historical warfare?

    Usually the depiction of historical combat (especially pre-gunpower) is woefully poor, with movies and TV series' rarely showing the opposing armies doing much more than shooting arrows at each other and then basically running at each other, colliding and having it out in a free-for-all, with...
  19. JeanDukeofAlecon

    Examples of true sculpture in the round in the post iconoclast byzantine empire?

    While researching byzantine art I found an article explaining that the examples of byzantine art normally considered statues were in fact carved out of larger triptychs. This made me curious if we have any examples of intended sculpture in the round from after iconoclasm.
  20. civfanatic

    Pre-Modern "National" Identities: Discussion on the History of Nationalism

    In this thread, we can discuss examples of proto-nationalism in pre-modern times, and the history of nationalism and ethno-national identity in general. It is often claimed by the likes of Marxists, anarchists, and internationalists of all stripes that the "nation" is an artificial construct of...