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Leaving on a Jet Plane…

It has been three years since I was last overseas. Then, I was returning from living abroad (in the UK), and I had just been to Egypt, Ireland, Spain, Turkey and Morocco. Now, I’m about to embark on a flight … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 4

Persian Dominance “For the crime of an ambitious centurion [Phocas] the nation which he oppressed was chastised with the calamities of war, and the same calamities, at the end of twenty years, were retaliated and redoubled on the heads of … Continue reading

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Heir to Greatness – Part 3: The Successors

The period immediately after Alexander the Great’s death was one of confusion and uncertainty. The great conqueror had left no clear instructions for the succession – a curious oversight, considering his formidable organisational powers. Maybe Alexander had finally convinced himself … Continue reading

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