Want To Share Your Writing? Join Our Writing Team! The History Table & Other Updates! — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY (Reblog)

The Chronicles of History is looking to develop a writing team for the blog and I am looking for guest posters if any history writers are interested in having their work published and shared on our site! The blog mainly covers U.S History, Medieval History, Royal History, and both World Wars. We also share book […]

Want To Share Your Writing? Join Our Writing Team! The History Table & Other Updates! — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY

Book Review ╽Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail: War at Sea 1756 -1815 by Bernard Ireland — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY (Reblog)

In today’s post we have guest writer Tim Migaki here to detail and review a very insightful book titled Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail: War at Sea 1756 – 1815 written by Bernard Ireland. The book focuses on the British Royal Navy and how they grew and developed during the late 18th century […]

Book Review ╽Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail: War at Sea 1756 -1815 by Bernard Ireland — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY

Medieval Military History | The Siege & Downfall Of The Great City Constantinople — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY (Reblog)

Constantinople is a beautiful city that was founded by Roman Emperor Constantine I in 324 CE. The city served as the capital for the Roman Empire and later the Byzantine Empire. It has faced many sieges and attacks throughout the years but managed to remain standing. The city had once been the most heavily fortified […]

Medieval Military History | The Siege & Downfall Of The Great City Constantinople — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY

Haiku: War’s Hollow Victory

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Photo by Hasan Almasi

Haiku copyright Francis Barker 2020

Are there ever any real victors in conflict? When so many people die, who wins? The idea of war is even being projected into ‘space’ – a star war. War appears to be an endemic human condition. I dispute this. The lesson of war is to avoid it – period.

Daily Haiku: Ungrateful Country

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Ungrateful country
You make me fight my brother
But now I’m aware

copyright Francis Barker 2020

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Haiku: Civilisation

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Civilisation
The first city is unearthed
Let battle begin

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Poem: Memory

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Photo by Luizmedeirosph from Pexels

When you told me the story
I could see the fire in your eyes.
How do you live with those memories?
How do you push all that
to the back of your mind
and move to another land
where you’re hated and vilified
simply for being who you are,
by people who have no idea
of what happened to you,
to your family who you left behind –
dead in the city which was once your home

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Tanka: Jet

gray jet flying through the sky during daytime
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Continual noise
The fighter is buzzing me
just circling on high
Is there no war to go to?
I’ll put up with his presence

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Haiku: The Rear Gunner

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Trapped in a tail spin
shot up and bleeding, no hope
What went through your mind?

copyright Leofwine Tanner 2019

World War 2 Memorial, Ayscoughfee Hall

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Recently a new memorial to Spalding’s WWII dead was unveiled.

It is a masterful, yet understated and fitting tribute to those who gave their lives in the most devastating conflict yet known to mankind.

It is also a fine complement to Edwin Lutyens’ earlier, more classically styled WW1 memorial, just a few yards away.

The Day in History – Henri the Fourth of France Assassinated

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By Frans Pourbus the Younger – from web, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8918292

Today in 1610, King Henry the Fourth of France was assassinated.

Henri, although baptised as a Catholic, was brought up as a Protestant. Due to the inflammatory religious situation in France and his background, he was at times considered an enemy by both Catholics and Protestants alike. As a result, there were many previous assassination attempts.

Despite often being unpopular during his reign, he was nevertheless considered a successful king, in economic, cultural, military and diplomatic terms, but only achieved his current status as a great king posthumously, when a virtual cult arose in his memory.

He was assassinated on May 14 1610 by a fanatic called Ravaillac in the Rue de la Ferronnerie, Paris.