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Why Was Hannibal a Great General?

Why Was Hannibal a Great General?

The name of Rome is fearsome in military history. Over the centuries, the Roman legions propelled a small city along the Tiber to rule the entire known Western world. Yet there was one man, more than anyone else, whose name sent shivers through the Romans – Hannibal Barca. Hannibal, a Carthaginian ... Read More

History of Solar Eclipses

Next week millions of Americans will watch a total solar eclipse. Now they are a fascinating phenomenon, but in ancient times they were seen as having a much larger impact. A ... Read More
Nicholas Ridley: Play the Man

Nicholas Ridley: Play the Man

Nicholas Ridley In the last issue, we considered the life of Latimer.  We turn now to the life of Ridley, Latimer’s faithful companion at the stake, and the man to whom Latimer addressed his final sermon, “Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man.  We shall this day light such a can ... Read More
How Joshua Janavel put Thousands to Flight

How Joshua Janavel put Thousands to Flight

A Waldense Valley The Waldenses have been persecuted for centuries. They are a Protestant sect dating back to at least the 12th century. Over the years countless Catholic popes, dukes and kings strove to destroy them, by bloody persecution, but all in vain. One period of intense persecution in the 1 ... Read More

Muslims Invade Europe! // Salzburg Castle Stands Strong

ISIS has been all over the news, and it may seem like Islam is more militant than every before. But did you know they were spread fire more widely during the Middle Ages, wit ... Read More
Hugh Latimer: A Candle That Will Never Go Out

Hugh Latimer: A Candle That Will Never Go Out

Ridley and Latimer are martyred Two men stood back to back at the stake.  As a large crowd watched, a heavy chain was passed around their waists to hold them fast.  A fagot was kindled.  At the sight of the flame, the older of the two men gave utterance to the noblest and shortest sermon he ever ... Read More