History's Great Untold Stories: Obscure Events of Lasting Importance
Allen & Unwin, 2006 - 367 pages
'History's Great Untold Stories' opens readers' eyes to important places, events and peoples that have been ignored, yet directly affected our history.
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When its ruler , King Charles XII , followed the defeated Russian army of Czar Peter the Great to an obscure part of the Ukraine , it was to destroy the Russians and continue Sweden's rise to European domination .
Soon , however , Arnulf had a stroke , which left him partially paralysed , and he was forced to withdraw his army from Rome , to Germany . The Spoletos saw their chance for revenge on Formosus . But before they could act , the pope ...
... way for Catholics to become closer to God in their church services , and he established the Gregorian chant . He was a practical leader as well , organising and helping to pay an army which kept the Lombard kings from moving against ...
Nureddin was considering sending an army to oust Saladin from Egypt when he died , in 1174. At which point Saladin marched on Damascus and conquered Syria . Only then did he turn his eyes fully on the Crusader States , beginning a ...
Saladin bypassed Ascalon and headed directly for Jerusalem , his army plundering and looting as it went , as well as capturing any knights who had set out to try to join Baldwin . But the sultan made a critical mistake .
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An interesting, well-written book that broadly delivers on its title. Sure, I'd heard all about the Armenian Genocide, the Cadaver Synod, Tasmania's Black War, the Taiping Rebellion and others, there ... Read full review
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