British Empire

The Saratoga Campaign in the Revolutionary War

If it weren’t for the Saratoga Campaign during the Revolutionary War, the U.S. might still be a British colony. Okay, that seems a bit extreme, and it’s entirely possible that one other victory might have clinched “the win” to use baseball terms, but the campaign certainly was a major turning point in the war. Between …

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Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart by Sir William Orpen

The Un-killable Soldier: Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart

Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO, (5th May 1880 – 5th June 1963,) was a British Army Officer of Belgian and Irish descent who saw active service in three major conflicts spanning over six decades. His life and military career are widely recognised as legendary amongst various …

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"Dingane kaSenzangakhona in Ordinary and Dancing Dresses", by Captain Allen Francis Gardiner.

Biography of King Dingane kaSenzangakhona – Zulu Kingdom

South African history has produced many notorious figures, one of whom is the second king of the Zulu nation, Dingane kaSenzangakhona. Nervous about white encroachment on his land, he had a party of Boers murdered in February 1838; the Boers retaliated by defeating the Zulu at the Battle of Blood River, which culminated in Dingane’s …

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