Campaigns of the Norman Conquest
Caesar's Civil War 49-44 BC
The French Revolutionary Wars
The Seven Years' War
Byzantium at War AD 600-1453
The Greek and Persian Wars 499-386 BC
By Matthew Bennett
March 21, 2003
This resource provides a full introduction to the Norman Conquest, which resulted in dramatic changes to England's aristocracy, church, and administration; brought new language and cultural influences to England; and revolutionized military architecture with the introduction of the castle. With ...
By John Sweetman
February 01, 2001
The bitter war between Russia and Turkey, aided by Britain and France, was the setting for the stuff of legends. This book details the gallant yet suicidal Charge of the Light Brigade, now immortalized in film; in the words of Tennyson, 'Into the Valley of Death rode the Six Hundred.' It relates ...
By Adrian Goldsworthy
December 04, 2013
Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great were two of the greatest generals Rome ever produced. Together they had brought vast stretches of territory under Roman dominion. But in 49 BC they turned against one another and plunged Rome into civil war, with legion pitched against legion in a vicious battle ...
By Todd Fisher
February 01, 2002
In 1808 Napoleon dominated Europe, but the peace was not to survive for long. Todd Fisher continues his detailed account of the Napoleonic Wars with Austria's attack against Napoleon in 1809. Despite being defeated at Aspern-Essling, Napoleon rallied his forces and emerged triumphant at Wagram. ...
By Gregory Fremont-Barnes
November 01, 2001
Europe's great powers formed two powerful coalitions against France, yet force of numbers, superior leadership and the patriotic fervor of France's citizen-soldiers not only defeated each in turn, but closed the era of small, professional armies fighting for limited political objectives. This ...
By Daniel Marston
August 01, 2001
The closest thing to total war before the First World War, the Seven Years' War was fought in North America, Europe, the Caribbean and India with major consequences for all parties involved. This fascinating book is the first to truly review the grand strategies of the combatants and examine the ...
By John Haldon
October 27, 2003
Byzantium survived for 800 years, yet its dominions and power fluctuated dramatically during that time. In this book, John Haldon tells the full story of the Byzantine Empire--from the days when it was barely clinging to survival, to the age when its fabulous wealth attracted Viking mercenaries and...
By Philip de Souza
October 27, 2003
This book covers one of the defining periods of European history. The series of wars between the Greeks and the Persian Empire produced the famous battles of Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis, as well as an ill-fated attempt to overthrow the Persian king in 400 BC, which helped to inspire the ...
By Robin Havers
June 01, 2004
While many of the participants were the same as the First World War, this conflict was far more than a re-match of 1914-1918. The Second World War was even more destructive than the first and the added ideological element meant that this war was far more cruel. This book details the first four ...
By K. M. Gilliver
October 01, 2003
Julius Caesar was one of the most ambitious and successful politicians of the late Roman Republic, and his short but bloody conquest of the Celtic tribes led to the establishment of the Roman province of Gaul (modern France). Caesar's commentaries on his Gallic Wars provide us with the most ...
By Stephen Turnbull
November 21, 2003
The history of the Mongol conquests is a catalog of superlatives. No army in the world has ever conquered so much territory, and few fighting forces have provoked such terror as the Mongol hordes. So vast was the extent of the Mongol Empire that the samurai of Japan and the Teutonic Knights of ...
By Charles M. Robinson III
November 21, 2003
The Great Plains cover the central two-thirds of the United States, and during the nineteenth century they were home to some of the largest and most powerful Native American tribes on the continent. The conflict between those tribes and the newcomers from Europe lasted one hundred and fifty years, ...