Walter Jon Williams Pt. 1

Walter Jon Williams is an author from New Mexico. He has an extensive backlist, most of which he recovered from Eastern European Pirates. He began writing historical fiction but transitioned to Science Fiction and Fantasy. His writings had spanned the gamut from near future techno thrillers, to cyberpunk, and space opera. His personal website can be […]

Vikings! No not the football team.

  As a professional historian I have met lots of people at conferences and such. So, I want to make people aware of a friend’s project. To some extent, a conversation I have had with him is behind me doing this blog. He launched the successful site Medievalists.net and now runs the Medieval Warfare Magazine. His […]

The Longbow

Well the Longbow is the most iconic weapon of the Medieval Period.  It is also the center of a great debate, admittedly friendly, between two of best Medieval Military Historians in the United States.  Cliford J. Rogers at West Point take a very Orthodox position defending the longbow as the decisive weapon in the Hundred Years War.  […]

Going Crazy

No I am not going crazy in the mental sense, just having my understanding of something changed.  I was wondering through the library as graduate students are want to do.  I discovered a new section that had all the military history stuff.  I began pulling books down off the shelf looking for stuff on fifteenth […]

Presence and Practice

   I pity you for stumbling onto this first blog post, I pity you if keep coming to this blog honestly.  Here is the first post not written by a computer, welcome.     For those who are curious this blog has no mission statement regarding its content.  It exists at this time for two reasons […]