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 […]
via THE VIKINGS IN IRELAND 795–1014 Part I — Weapons and Warfare
Getting a Big Picture understanding of how contagions have shaped our history can put things in perspective.
“Its presence shaped the fate of North America fully as much as any bullets, blades or bayonets.” By John Danielski THE CORONA VIRUS is not the first contagion to threaten the stability of civilization. Throughout history, disease has often functioned… Read more → The post The Invisible Hand of Conquest – How Smallpox Defeated Armies,…
via The Invisible Hand of Conquest – How Smallpox Defeated Armies, Toppled Empires & Changed History — MilitaryHistoryNow.com
Know Your History, it’s Interesting Reading!
Although firmly rooted and fairly well developed in the Rhineland, Franconia, Lorraine (the old Lotharingia) and Burgundy, feudalism in its widest sense was never as strong in Germany as in, say, France or England, and true knighthood and the customary granting of fiefs was unknown in Germany until the 12th century; the earliest recorded instance […]
via Military Organisation of the Holy Roman Empire — Weapons and Warfare
Know Your History Folks.. The Truth is Out There!
It is estimated that deliberate starvation, slavery and the expulsion of the Irish (and Scottish) peoples in fairly recent history led to a 50 percent loss of population. If this is so, these two nations suffered a population loss far worse than did the Slavs under Jewish Bolshevism or by Germany that suffered a 13 million loss of population following World War II on account of Allied policy.
via THE IRISH HOLOCAUST NO ONE MENTIONS — THE ETHNIC-EUROPEAN