The mercenary Varangian Guard was an elite Byzantine army corps...
The Praetorian Guard (cohortes praetoriae) was, in the Roman Republic...
Kievan Rus (862-1242 CE) was a medieval political federation located...
Viking warfare, along with its key component of raiding, is inextricably...
The Vikings were diverse Scandinavian seafarers from Norway, Sweden...
Basil II (aka Basilius II) was the emperor of the Byzantine empire...
Harald Hardrada, Battle of Fulford Gate
A 13th century CE depiction of the Norwegian king Harald III, aka...
Greek Fire was an incendiary weapon first used in Byzantine warfare...
1204: The Sack of Constantinople
In 1204 CE the unthinkable happened and Constantinople, after nine...