Author: Seema Syeda

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Exploring Medway: Epicentre of a battle that changed the globe

350 years to this day, the Dutch finally withdrew from their daring raid on the Royal Navy’s fleet at Chatham. Also known as the Battle of Medway, the raid resulted in one of the most humiliating defeats the British have ever suffered in domestic waters. The Dutch suffered only minimal losses, capturing and towing away HMS […]

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The Royal Navy’s Darkest Day: Medway 1667

Patrick Boniface recalls one of the most humiliating defeats in the history of Britain’s Royal Navy. To the people of Chatham the approaching ships on the River Medway must have looked impressive. Under full sail a Dutch flotilla was racing towards the Royal Navy stronghold intent on causing maximum damage. The June 1667 raid on […]

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MHM 82 – July 2017

The July issue of Military History Monthly, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. To subscribe to the magazine click here. To access the digital edition click here. In this issue: MONGOL CONQUEST: MHM recounts the sweeping Mongol invasions across the Eurasian continent. Middle East specialist Kaveh Farrokh examines the Mongol military system, whilst MHM […]

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[Competition Closed] MHM 82 Caption Competition

Think of something appropriately witty for this picture and leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial team and published in the next issue of Military History Monthly!

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MHM 81 – June 2017

The June issue of Military History Monthly, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. To subscribe to the magazine click here. To access the digital edition click here. In this issue: WWI Balkan Blitzkriegs Combined German, Austrian, and Bulgarian forces wreaked destruction on Serbia and Romania during the First World War. In this month’s 15-page special, we […]

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[Competition Closed] MHM 81 Caption Competition

Think of something appropriately witty for this picture and leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial team and published in the next issue of Military History Monthly!

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[Competition Closed] MHM 81 Quiz: Win ‘The Vest Pocket Kodak’ book!

This month five lucky readers have the chance to win a copy of The Vest Pocket Kodak & the First World War, courtesy of Ammonite Press. The Vest Pocket Kodak & the First World War is the first in a proposed series of books documenting the relationship between conflicts and the iconic cameras that were […]

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Theatre: The Wipers Times by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman

‘The War is not funny, Sir.’ – Colonel Howfield. ‘I’ve a feeling that may be the point.’ – General Mitford. Seema Syeda reviews Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s hit sensation, The Wipers Times. Lovers of satire, puns, and slap-stick comedy will delight in this new gem of a play from writers Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, The Wipers […]

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Rare Bronze Age Weapons Hoard Discovered

    Excavations at Carnoustie, Angus, have revealed a set of elaborate Bronze Age weapons, dating back to c.1000-800 BC. The finds include a Bronze Age sword complete with pin and wooden scabbard, alongside a bronze spearhead embellished with a golden socket. GUARD Archaeology made the discoveries while excavating land in Angus, prior to its […]

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MHM 80 – May 2017

The May issue of Military History Monthly, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. To subscribe to the magazine click here. To access the digital edition click here. In this issue: Europe’s Thirty Years War With a death-toll approximating 8 million, the Thirty Years War was one of Europe’s deadliest conflicts. Yet, overshadowed by the […]

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