On This Day: July 21st

On July 21st 1798 the Battle of the Pyramids took place, the battle was part of Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt. The French army under Napoleon Bonaparte scored a decisive victory against the forces of the local Mamluk rulers, wiping out almost the entire Egyptian army. It was the battle where Napoleon employed one of his…

On This Day: June 25th

In the year 524 the Franks defeated the Burgundians in the Battle of Vezeronce. This battle was initiated by the four successors of the Frankish king Clovis I: Childebert I, Chlodomer, Chlothar I, and Theuderic I. The leader of the Burgundians was Godomar, he succeeded his brother King Sigismund who was executed by the Franks…

On This Day: June 16th

On the 16th of June 1487 the final battle of the Wars of the Roses took place, it was the Battle of Stoke Field. The engagement took place in East Stoke, Nottinghamshire and ended in a decisive Tudor victory. Henry Tudor victorious on the behalf of the Lancastrians two years prior at the Battle of…

On This Day: April 25th

On the 25th of April in 404 BC the 27 year Peloponnesian War came to an end. The war was fought between the Athenian Empire and Sparta and its Peloponnesian League, other notable participants in the war were Thebes and Persia. The war ended after Lysander led the Persian funded Spartan navy to victory against…