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Battle of Soissons, 486

Battle of Soissons, 486

Battle of Soissons, 486The battle of Soissons (486 AD) was the first recorded victory won by Clovis I, king of the Franks, and saw him defeat Syagrius, the ruler of the last Roman enclave in northern Gaul.When Clovis came to the throne in 481 AD he inherited a small kingdom based in Flanders. To his west was a significant area of Roman territory, left behind by the collapse of Roman power in the west.

Louisbourg Regional Map

Louisbourg Regional Map

Louisbourg Regional Map

List of the main heresies for Catholicism

List of the main heresies for Catholicism

Over the centuries a great number of heresies have arisen for Catholicism. But before mentioning the entire list, we must define what heresy is. What are heresies? Heresies are those controversial theories or beliefs that directly conflict with established dogma. It occurs very especially in religion, being opinions contrary to what both the religious authorities and the majority of the population express and therefore, they are not tolerated.

They find remains of the Phoenician port of Gadir (Cádiz) during the works in a flamenco tavern

They find remains of the Phoenician port of Gadir (Cádiz) during the works in a flamenco tavern

The recovery project of one of the most important flamenco taverns in Spain –in which great figures of the genre such as Lola Flores and Camarón de la Isla met– has led to an unexpected discovery of greater historical scope: while trying to reconstruct the famous Cave of the Blue Bird, the workers have found Phoenician remains of the port of Cádiz.

Switzerland History - History

Switzerland History - History

SWITZERLANDSwitzerland was the Roman province of Helvetica. In 1291 three independent cantons came together to form an alliance against the expansion of the Hapsburg power. The league slowly grew to 22 states in 1815. In 1648 The Treaty of Westphalia which ended the Thirty Years war officially recognized the independence of Switzerland.

Naval Firepower - Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnaught Era, Norman Friedman

Naval Firepower - Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnaught Era, Norman Friedman

Naval Firepower - Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnaught Era, Norman FriedmanNaval Firepower - Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnaught Era, Norman FriedmanBattleship gunnery was one of the most complex problems faced by every navy during the era of the big gun battleship. In order to make effective use of the powerful guns on their ships the gunnery officers had to be able to hit one moving target from another moving target at ever increasing ranges, and when both ships could be manoeuvring.