THE VIKINGS IN IRELAND 795–1014 Part I

I am reading a short novel right now about the Vikings in Ireland so I found this fascinating.

Few places suffered more at the hands of the Vikings than Ireland. For the best part of 200 years the Vikings systematically milked Ireland of its people to supply the slave trade, yet, for all their military success they failed to conquer and settle in any territory besides a few fortified coastal enclaves. This is […]

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Know Your History: WW2 Trifecta

Some Light Reading…

 

 

This Panzer Ace Destroyed More Than A Dozen British Tanks

 

Operation Queen: The Western Allied November 1944 Offensive

 

Ireland Was Neutral in World War II, so Why Did the Nazis Attack It?

 

 

Know Your History: Multicultural Vikings?

Multicultural Vikings

 

The on-going agenda by so called “academics” on the left to manipulate the present by distorting the past needs to be confronted head on.

Know Your History.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

Know Your History: How the Ottomans Lost the Battle of Vienna in 1683

When you study the history of how that worthless pagan religion of islam was finally defeated and drove out of Europe for good, no other date is more important than 1683 and the Battle of Vienna.

With Europe currently under yet another islamic invasion, it is INTEGRAL that Christians the world over learn from history so they can yet be victorious again in driving these murdering pagan hate peddlers out of their lands for good.

Now although the prelude from History Time is rather lengthy (42 minutes), I highly suggest you watch it in order to get a “Big Picture” snapshot of Europe in the 17th century…things were not pretty.

 

Prelude

Battle of Vienna, 1683

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

The Fleet that Saved Texas

A Really Cool Piece of Texas History!

Weapons and Warfare

The Texan sloop-of-war Austin.

Few realize it today, but the Texas Revolution started at sea, and it was at sea its hard-won independence was saved by the little-known Texas Navy.

On September 1, 1835, the armed merchantman San Felipe thwarted an attempted boarding by a Mexican war sloop. Aboard San Felipe were revolutionaries Stephen Austin and Don Lorenzo de Zavala. Their near escape from the Mexican navy made them realized that with Texas’ immense coastline and its reliance on maritime trade, war with Mexico would mean a war at sea. Texas needed a navy.

The Texas provisional government bought a 70-ton former privateer with four to six small guns and renamed her Liberty. Next came the Invincible, a former slave trader with six short-range carronades and a nine-pound swivel gun. Brutus, a 160-tonner armed with a long 18-pounder and nine short guns, followed. The last ship in the fledgling navy was the Independence. At about 170 tons…

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