Ctesiphon

Said to have been built on the East side of the River Tigris by King Vardanes (or Vardanus), Ctesiphon served as the administrative capital of both the Parthian and Sassanid Empires and attracted scientists, architects and writers from all over the Middle Eastern world. It was located twenty miles south of the location where Baghdad […]

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Why was Alexander “the Great”?

Upon inheriting his father, Philip II’s, armies, Alexander aided the unification of the petty Greek states that had for so long warred against each other to fight a common enemy – Persia – and led his men, as a general, into an invasion of Asia. Not only was Alexander titled “great” by modern historians, but […]

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Top 10 Rules Of The Knights Templar

1. Always Obey Orders The sheer fighting skill and discipline of the Templars depended on complete obedience to instructions, and it was the duty of any of these Knights to carry out the commander’s orders to the best of his ability. No matter the circumstance, the Templars would always have to act like fighting machines […]

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The Battle Of Agincourt, 1415

Following his ascending to the throne in 1413, Henry V planned to assert his dominance over the French and possibly take the throne. As they had been engaging in smaller scales skirmishes on the English coast as well as supporting their enemies – including Scotland – Henry decided to transport his army of around 12,000 […]

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Article Updates #2

Some more work has been done on the article Take a tour of Ancient Rome, and I hope you enjoy the additions. If you yourself have something to contribute to the article, let me know!

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Photos From The RAMM Museum, Exeter

These are some pictures I took whilst looking around the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. The exhibitions are actually surprisingly large; there are lots of historical artifacts to blow your mind, as well as an Ancient Egyptian mummy. Hopefully you like the photos I took 🙂 17th Century Civil War armour, used by the soldiers defending […]

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Historical Brain Dump #1

This is the first ever historical brain dump. In each dump I provide ten revision facts about history that you might not know or might have forgotten. If you want more of these, comment below. Thanks! Caesar’s first invasion of Britain was in 55BC. The wheel was probably invented in about 3500-4000 BC The Battle […]

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Welcome to the Augustus

Hello there! Thanks for finding this website. Please don’t click off quite yet. My name is Joshua Potts. I like history and made this as a personal blog for other people who share my interest. I plan to post a couple things per week. If you stick around, I hope you’ll like it.

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