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Stamford Bridge: the last Anglo-Saxon victory

Stamford Bridge: the last Anglo-Saxon victory

The Battle of Hastings in 1066 was not only a seminal event in British history, it is also widely regarded as a turning point in military history: the moment when a ‘Dark Age’ way of war based on heavy infantry gave way to a ‘medieval’ way of war based on armoured cavalry. But was this really so? Shift the focus from Hastings, and events take on a new aspect.

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Battle Royal: Charles XII of Sweden

Battle Royal: Charles XII of Sweden

Patrick Boniface on the deaths in combat of regal warriors. On 17 June 1682, the Swedish Prince Charles, also known as Carl, became King of Sweden at the age of 15 following the death of his father, Charles XI. During ...
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Since the 15th century, conventional explosives have been used in ever-increasing quantities against key targets. David Porter traces some of the most spectacular episodes in war on land, air, and sea ...
Stamford Bridge: the last Anglo-Saxon victory

Stamford Bridge: the last Anglo-Saxon victory

The Battle of Hastings in 1066 was not only a seminal event in British history, it is also widely regarded as a turning point in military history: the moment when a ‘Dark Age’ way of war based on heavy infantry ...
MHM October Caption Competition

MHM October Caption Competition

Think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on the Battle of Tunis, 1943, published in the October issue of Military History Monthly. Leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial ...

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