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Alexander the Great

ON THIS DATE in 338 BC, eighteen-year-old Alexander the Great, led the left wing of the Macedonian army to victory over Thebes at the Battle of Chaeronea. 64 more words

From the Heroism of the Knights of Malta (1565) to the Victory at the Battle of Lepanto (1571)

Hacienda Pub: The Galleys at Lepanto by Jack Beeching (1982) is a marvelous book, so well researched and mellifluously narrated as to read almost as a fairy tale or an epic romance of yore, elegantly scribed in poetic prose. 86 more words


¿Qué pasa en España?

What’s going on in Spain? This past weekend was full of exploration and nature. I hiked a part of the Camino de Santiago, watched movies at the Horror Film Festival, and enjoyed a bike ride through San Sebastian. 466 more words

The King's Remains: Philip II of Macedonia Identified Decades After Initial Discovery

He was Alexander the Great’s father and the King of Macedonia, but King Philip II was also a victim of history as the King’s remains had yet to be “confirmed” until last week. 200 more words


Today in Philippine History: 23 JULY, 1567

23 july, 1567

Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, the Spanish conquistador who forged a blood compact with the Filipino natives. Legaspi deceived the natives into thinking that his people were friends, subsequently facilitating Spain’s colonization of the Southeast Asian islands. 57 more words

In A Nutshell

Today in Philippine History: 04 JUNE, 1565

04 june, 1565

The peace treaty of Cebu between Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, representing King Philip II of Spain, and Rajah Tupas of Cebu, was signed. 96 more words

In A Nutshell

pressure from the palace.

And you think you’re under a lot of pressure?

Isabella of Hainault (1170 – 1190) was Queen consort of France, married to King Philip II. 135 more words