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Revolutionising naval warfare in the Dutch Golden Age

Revolutionising naval warfare in the Dutch Golden Age

How did Michiel de Ruyter transform war at sea? Gone were the chaotic close-quarter mêlées, galleys, and archers. In came tight discipline, strategic formations, and the man–o'–war. We revisit the swashbuckling era of 17th-century naval conflict, when the Dutch – not the British – ruled the waves.

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MHM 96 Caption Competition

MHM 96 Caption Competition

Think of something appropriately witty for this photograph from our feature on Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, published in the September issue of Military History Monthly. Leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the ...
Battle Royal: Prince George, Duke of Kent

Battle Royal: Prince George, Duke of Kent

Patrick Boniface on the deaths in combat of regal warriors. The door clicked shut behind him. HRH The Duke of Kent had left the warmth and comfort of his family home in Buckinghamshire. From within, his wife Princess Marina of ...
RAF Museum London: into the future

RAF Museum London: into the future

Seema Syeda reviews the newly remodelled RAF Museum. Museums, I thought in a rather prosaic way as I sat underneath the bomb bay of an Avro Vulcan B2 in the RAF Museum’s Hangar 5, usually chronicle the events of the ...
Revolutionising naval warfare in the Dutch Golden Age

Revolutionising naval warfare in the Dutch Golden Age

How did Michiel de Ruyter transform war at sea? Gone were the chaotic close-quarter mêlées, galleys, and archers. In came tight discipline, strategic formations, and the man–o'–war. We revisit the swashbuckling era of 17th-century naval conflict, when the Dutch – ...
Women at War: Simone de Beauvoir

Women at War: Simone de Beauvoir

Born in Paris in 1908, Simone de Beauvoir belonged to that unlucky generation which lived through both World Wars. She was also one of the 20th century’s seminal thinkers ...

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