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Defeat of the Pechenegs

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 29th April 1091 – Battle of Levounion: The Pechenegs are defeated by

Ardashir’s triumph

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 28th April 224 – The Battle of Hormozdgan is fought. Ardashir I

Video games aren’t Hollywood – but they should be

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I’m sure almost everyone reading this article is fairly familiar with the Oscars. Maybe you haven’t watched an entire screening, but you’ve heard about who

Rise of Rome

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 21st April 753 BC – Romulus founds Rome (traditional date) The Eternal

The Battle of Näfels

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 9th April 1388 – Despite being outnumbered 16 to 1, forces of

Capture of Brielle

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 1st April 1572 – In the Eighty Years’ War, the Watergeuzen capture

Yugoslavia’s bloodless coup

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 27th March 1941 – World War II: Yugoslav Air Force officers topple

History is not written by the victors  

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In our immensely cynical age, it is a well-worn cliché to declare that ‘History is written by the victors’, often said by people trying to

Baghdad falls

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 11th March 1917 – Fall of Baghdad to British Empire forces When

Barbarossa becomes king

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. March 4th 1152 – Frederick I Barbarossa is elected King of Germany