The Viking Sagas – Norse Tales Of Olden Times

Those ole Vikings were a mad bunch, sailing around the world causing mayhem wherever they went. They landed on the north American continent before Columbus was ever heard of. They pushed deep into Russia down the Volga. They founded colonies in Scotland, England and Ireland and Wales. They were the progenitors of the Normans. Of […]

Alexander The Great – The Full Story

Alexander the Great, also known as Alexander III of Macedon and, in Iranian and Zoroastrian history, as Alexander the Accursed, was one of the greatest generals of all time. He was born in Pella, in Macedonia, in 356 BCE, succeeding his father, Philip II, to the throne of Macedon at the age of 20. Most […]

First Crusade – Part 2 – A Christian Folly?

The Crusades were a sustained campaign over many years, by (pseudo-) Christian Europe, in which attempts were made to regain control of the Holy Lands for the benefit of the Church of Rome. These armed endeavours met with mixed results, but ultimately failed. The conflicts did, however, sow the seeds of both distrust and resentment […]

First Crusade – Part 1 – A Christian Folly?

Soldiers from western nations rushing to the Middle East to fight Muslims. Death, destruction and suffering on a vast scale, especially for those who live there regardless of whether or not they’re combatants or civilians. New military technologies employed to further imperial ambitions. Greed and supremacist beliefs driving the carnage. This is what took place […]

Life Of Brian – Sermon On The Mount

Originally posted on Rebel Voice:
In this clip from the funniest movie ever made, we see Brian and his mother trying to listen to Jesus as he preaches during the Sermon On The Mount. Unfortunately, there was no amplification in those days and mistakes can be made in what the audience hear. “Blessed are the…

CĂșchulainn – Hero Of Ancient Ireland

Originally posted on Rebel Voice:
CĂșchulainn is known as the Hound of Ulster. He is regarded as the greatest of the ancient heroes of Ireland. He broke women’s hearts and he broke his enemies heads. He roamed the land and, in a Perseus kinda way, got into many adventures and scrapes. He travelled to Scotland…