Fatal Rivalry

In 1066, the rivalry between two brothers brought England to its knees. When Duke William of Normandy landed at Pevensey on September 28, 1066, no one was there to resist him. King Harold Godwineson was in the north, fighting his...

The Sons of Godwine

Emerging from the long shadow cast by his formidable father, Harold Godwineson showed himself a worthy successor to the Earldom of Wessex. He became the King's most trusted advisor—in the end taking the reins of government into his own hands....

Godwine Kingmaker

Harold Godwineson, the Last Anglo-Saxon King, owed everything to his father. Who was this Godwine, first Earl of Wessex and known as the Kingmaker? Was he an unscrupulous schemer, using King and Witan to gain power? Or was he the...

The Aftermath of Battle

The clash of armies in the American Civil War left hundreds of thousands of men dead, wounded, or permanently damaged. Skirmishes and battles could result in casualty numbers as low as one or two and as high as tens of...
Author: Meg Groeling

Bobo's Raid

1928 England Count Reginald Bobrowski, dazed and bloody, sits down heavily. The speed record beast he was driving steams and groans, broken, on the beach after the drive chain snapped nearly decapitating the Count. Bobrowski is the son of a...
Author: Mike Downs