The gentlemen-scholars of the Ancient Warfare podcast and I have done it again. Another splendid episode recorded and now ready for download! This month’s offering covers the early years of Julius Caesar’s civil war with the Roman Senate. The struggle featured Caesar’s dramatic battles against his former BFF and fellow triumvir, Pompey the Great. Please give it a listen, and let others whom you think would be interested in the subject know about the podcast.
The latest installment for War of Words, my column in Military History Monthly, is out now in Issue 84. The topic of the month is ‘press gang,’ the compulsory service of sailors in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Impressment was a big deal, as the Navy struggled to find enough men for its ships. It also caused huge problems with the Americans, who were sometimes impressed to serve on British ships, and was a leading cause of the War of 1812.
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