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Martyrdom of Saint Maurice and the Theban Legion

Kings and Generals presents an animated historical documentary video on “the martyrdom of Saint Maurice and the Theban Legion.” This video tells the story of the Theban Legion “which was supposedly massacred due to the adoption of Christianity,” and incidental to discussing the tragic event, Kings and Generals also explores related events that “happened during […]

Did the Trojan War Really Happen?

Kings and Generals explains “the historicity of the conflict between Trojans and the Greeks depicted in the immortal Iliad of Homer.” Though taken as myth, and likely apt to entail creative license and contrivance, Homer’s Illiad most likely contains a modicum of truth, and the mythology emanated from real events four-hundred years prior to the […]

The Strategikon of Maurice

Kings and Generals explains “the evolution of the Roman Army” with an eye to “the Army of the Eastern Roman Empire – the Byzantine Empire.” This video focuses “on Strategikon of Maurice – the army manual that defined the structure, training and tactics of the Byzantine army.” Related Articles: “Take Me Back to Constantinople,” Foreign […]

How the Norse became Christian and the Christianization of Scandinavia

Kings and Generals explains how the Norse became Christian and the subsequent Christianization of Scandinavia. The conversion was precipitated by the pagan Scandinavians’ conflict with Christian Anglo-Saxons, Britons, and Franks to the south and west. The picture above depicts ‘Ansgar Preaches the Christian Doctrine in Sweden” by Hugo Hamilton (1830).

God’s Servant: Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

by Ryan Setliff Thomas Cranmer, serving as Archbishop of Canterbury, played a pivotal role in the English Reformation of the church. When he first heard news about his appointment while away in continental Europe, he shrugged off the notion, even delaying his return in hopes an impatient Henry VIII would appoint another party. His initial […]