Book Review: Waterloo: the Aftermath by Paul O'Keeffe

The Battle of Waterloo was the last hurrah of the Napoleonic Wars. It signalled the end of the centuries of war between Britain and France, and the end of Napoleon....

The Boxer Rebellion Part 2

Following Seymour's failed rescue attempt, Allied forces in the area moved quickly. They took the strategically important Dagu forts near Tianjin, reinforcing their position with thousands of troops landing. The...

The Boxer Rebellion Part 1

China was one of the last great frontiers for the Empires of Europe. It was massive, had a huge population, and the interior had been closed to Europeans for many...

Elliot's Eye: The Curious History of the Executive Curl

A Commander's shoulder boards...

Europe, 1914

Today is the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. I will not be writing about the circumstances of that event, it's being well covered elsewhere. I will...