Another great History post….

History That Interests Me

Military History has many examples of where the few stood against the many. The few often paying the ultimate price and dying to the last man.

Perhaps the most famous few against the many is the 300 hundred Spartans and 700 Thespians facing thousands of Persians at Thermopylae in 480 BC.

But the other day I found a few against the many story I was totally unfamiliar with. I read about it in a book I got at a used book store. The title is The Enemy at the Gate-Hapsburgs, Ottomans and the Battle for Europe by Andrew Wheatcroft.

I’ve had a long-standing interest in Ottoman conquests in Europe that began with the fall of Constantinople  in 1453. The fall of Constantinople ended the Byzantine (eastern Roman) Empire and heralded 200+ years of the Ottomans pushing well into Europe.

The Ottoman threat finally abated after they failed to take the…

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Father of two girls with two passions, Reading and history. If I can combine the two then I am a happy person!
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  1. Fantastic Statue. Would like one of those in my back garden.

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