When the axe fell upon the neck of Charles 1 on January 30th, 1949, (around 1400hrs) the absolute monarchy of England ended and power was
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Piracy (Pyracy) on the High-Seas – a Perspective!
Piracy upon the high-seas is basically waterborne thieving. Although at its romantic peak (between 1650-1730) – Elizabeth I authorised her (English) Navy to attack and
Soviet History of the Spanish Armada (1588)
Author’s Note: The defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English in 1588 was not the immediate disaster many British historians mistakenly assume. Spain was
Berry Pomeroy Castle – South Devon – 4.8.15
After the Norman victory of 1066 CE in Britain, the warriors of the indigenous British kept-up a fierce resistance to the Norman presence for decades. The Normans spread-out across the land, and built very strong fortified houses and castles. These structures allowed the Norman occupiers to live in relative safety against the continuous threat of British attack. This castle building skill marked a significant evolution in the building of militarised structures in Britain, and there was very little the indigenous British warriors could do against the high and smooth stone walls, deep water-filled moats, and steep inclines.