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The Deadliest Blogger: Military History Page


Unique among the territories of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century, Britain succeeded in holding back and even reversing the tide of Germanic conquest for nearly two centuries. This was an age of heroes… It was the Age of Arthur!

This is the twentieth-part of our discussion of Britain in the 5th though the mid-6th Century A.D. It is a fascinating period, with the Classical civilization of Greece and Rome giving way to the Germanic “Dark Ages”; the sunset of Celtic-Roman culture in Britain.

(Read Part Nineteen here. Or start from the beginning, with Part One!)


The Battle of Mons Badonicus (Badon Hill) was over. The greatest army the Anglo-Saxon powers had ever gathered together, with the intent of once-and-for-all putting paid to their Romano-Celtic enemies in the west; which had marched under the standards of at least three Saxon kings (the Bretwalda, Ælle of the…

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Posted by on January 29, 2023 in Uncategorized


The Lyre of Achilles

Homer, Iliad, 9.185-189. They came to the Myrmidon huts and ships And found Achilles happy-hearted with his clear-toned handsomely designed lyre with its silver bridge. He’d gotten it from the spoils of Etion’s sacked city. With it he cheered his heart when he sang of the fame of men. Μυρμιδόνων δʼ ἐπί τε κλισίας καὶ…

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Posted by on January 24, 2023 in Uncategorized


The Proud History of the Black Seminoles

The Proud History of the Black Seminoles

The Americas Revealed

In the 1700s, they were called Mustees or Black Creeks. George Gist (Sequoyah) was actually the son of a Mustee mother (slave) from South Carolina and an AshkenaziJewish father (trader), but considered himself Cherokee. The Black Seminoles became the original Buffalo Soldiers. Coretta Scott King was another famous Mustee. Her Alabama family considered themselves Creek, until she married the Rev. Martin Luther King. Mustee families were also some of the original settlers of the Native American community, where my grandmother grew up, Ruckers Bottom, on the Savannah River in Georgia.


by Richard L. Thornton, Architect and City Planner

While studying the then hidden story of Native American slavery, Florida anthropologist John Worth came to the conclusion that at least 600,000 indigenous people in Southeastern North America had been abducted into slavery. Slave raiders typically only took with them young women and teenagers. The men, defending their families…

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Posted by on January 15, 2023 in Uncategorized

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