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Ireland’s Wars: The Battle Of Kinsale

A note on dates: The English actually kept a slightly different calendar to the Spanish and Catholic Irish, for largely religious reasons. As such, I beg a little leeway if some dates seem a bit off kilter. The Battle of … Continue reading

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NFB’s Decisive Battles Of The World: Crecy

Going way back from my previous entry, but the same combatants. Name: The Battle of Crecy, sometimes called the Battle of Cressy The War: The early phase of the Hundred Years War When: 26 August 1346 Where: Near the village … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Adrianople

Back to the ancient world today and the beginning of the end for possibly the most well-known state in history. Name: The Battle of Adrianople, sometimes called the Battle of Hadrianopolis The War: The Gothic War When: 9 August 378 Where: … Continue reading

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It Is Not War #7: Robin Hood

Yes, we’ve had a bit of a hiatus, but that’s done now. NFB is happy to continue this series, and we’ve got a humdinger today. Ridley Scott is all about the historical epic, to the extent that he basically tried to make one about … Continue reading

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It Is Not War #4: Helm’s Deep, Part Two

Part One, for those who aren’t caught up. And we’re back with Aragorn seeing red. This assault can’t work. The defenders don’t have the numbers to push the Uruks back at this stage. The escape route that leads to the … Continue reading

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