Wednesday, September 28, 2016

New Article: Strange, But Successful, War Tactics - Patience at the 813 CE Battle of Versinikia
In the strange battle of Versinikia (813CE), Michael I Rangabe of the Byzantine Empire and Khan Krum of Bulgaria played the waiting game. For around two weeks the two armies competed in a tense staring match. One emerged with a glorious victory; the other with a humiliating defeat.

Read more about the Battle of Versinikia in our article at our official website, here (or click the above picture).

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

New Article: Strange War Tactics—The Sieges of Nisibis (337-350 CE)

During the 3rd Century CE, the Romans and the Sasanian Persians lost the city of Nisibis to each other multiple times, but the Romans controlled the region well into the beginning of the 4th century. This brings us to the clash between two emperors, Constantius II and Shapur II, over none other than the city of Nisibis. The 4th century sieges of Nisibis were quite dramatic.

Read more about the dramatic sieges of Nisibis on our website, here (or click on the picture above).

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

New Article: The Artist That Painted Britain Orange and Red - Jack the Painter
A criminal known as Jack terrorized the streets of Britain. This was not Jack the Ripper. No, this was Jack the Painter: an arsonist inspired by the American Revolution, who set fire to docks, ports and warehouses throughout lower England.

Read more about Jack the Painter on our official website, here (or click on the picture above).

Monday, September 12, 2016

New Article: The Strange Era of the Protestant Reformation—The Reformer
The founder of the Protestant Reformation:
From law school to devout Catholic theology and an epiphany of Reformation, this is the story of Martin Luther's early life.

 Born into a moderately-wealthy family, the Luther family barely had enough money send Martin to a university for law. He abandoned the lawyer profession to pursue theology and became a monk. In his studies, Luther had an epiphany that caused a schism in the Christian Church. That divide still exists, today. 

Read more about Martin Luther's early life on our official website, here (Or click the picture above).

Friday, September 9, 2016

New Article: The Strange Era of the Protestant Reformation—The Defenders of Catholicism
In response to Protestant skepticism and questioning, the supporters of the Catholic Church launched what is known today as the Counter Revolution. Thomas More and Desiderius Erasmus were among the ranks of papal supporters that denounced Luther, and criticized his interpretation of scriptures.

Read this article on our official website, here.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

New Article: The Strange Era of the Protestant Reformation—The Catholic Low-Point
Babylonian Captivity, Corrupt Popes and Papal Controversies: The Papal States and their masters were slowly recovering from decades of questionable activity when Luther posted his theses in 16th century Wittenberg.  The Papacy had struggled in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries with various embarrassing and reputation-tarnishing events.

Read the article on our official website, here.

Friday, September 2, 2016

New Article: Reformation-Era Augsburg: The Tense Stage of Christian Conflict!augsburg/gtfv7
Augsburg was an imperial city within the Holy Roman Empire. The city was not ruled by a prince, such as a count or duke, but was ruled by an honorable council that was under direct jurisdiction of the emperor. The city government encouraged whichever religious faith was prevalent among the members of the Honorable Council. This resulted in political competition between Protestant and Catholic politicians on the council.

Read the article on our official website, here.