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  • On This Day … 25 June [2022]
    Events 524 – The Franks are defeated by the Burgundians in the Battle of Vézeronce. 841 – In the Battle of Fontenay-en-Puisaye, forces led by Charles the Bald and Louis the German defeat the armies of Lothair I of Italy and Pepin II of Aquitaine. 1258 – War of Saint… Read more »
  • On This Day … 24 June [2022]
    Events 1312 BC – Mursili II launches a campaign against the Kingdom of Azzi-Hayasa. 217 BC – The Romans, led by Gaius Flaminius, are ambushed and defeated by Hannibal at the Battle of Lake Trasimene (refer to Second Punic War). 474 – Julius Nepos forces Roman usurper Glycerius to abdicate… Read more »
  • On This Day … 23 June [2022]
    Events 229 – On his death, at Cutilia, Vespasian is deified. He is succeeded by his elder son Titus, who is responsible for the capture of Jerusalem in 70. Titus appoints his younger brother Flavius Domitianus as heir. 1266 – War of Saint Sabas: In the Battle of Trapani, the… Read more »
  • On This Day … 22 June [2022]
    Events 217 BC – Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV Philopator of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom. 168 BC – Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat Macedonian King Perseus who surrenders after the battle, ending the Third Macedonian War. 813 – Battle of… Read more »
  • Who was Edward Lawson?
    Introduction Edward Lawson VC (11 April 1873 to 02 July 1955) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was a Private in the 1st Battalion,… Read more »
  • Who was Arthur Borton?
    Introduction Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Drummond Borton VC, CMG, DSO (01 July 1883 to 05 January 1933) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Biography Borton was born at Cheveney,… Read more »
  • What were the Haldane Reforms (1906-1912)?
    Introduction The Haldane Reforms were a series of far-ranging reforms of the British Army made from 1906 to 1912, and named after the Secretary of State for War, Richard Burdon Haldane. They were the first major reforms since the “Childers Reforms” of the early 1880s, and were made in the… Read more »
  • What were the Childers Reforms (1881)?
    Introduction The Childers Reforms of 1881 reorganised the infantry regiments of the British Army. The reforms were done by Secretary of State for War Hugh Childers during 1881, and were a continuation of the earlier Cardwell Reforms. The reorganisation was effected by General Order 41/1881, issued on 01 May 1881,… Read more »
  • What were the Cardwell Reforms?
    Introduction The Cardwell Reforms were a series of reforms of the British Army undertaken by Secretary of State for War Edward Cardwell between 1868 and 1874 with the support of Liberal prime minister William Ewart Gladstone. Gladstone paid little attention to military affairs but he was keen on efficiency. In… Read more »
  • On This Day … 21 June [2022]
    Events 533 – A Byzantine expeditionary fleet under Belisarius sails from Constantinople to attack the Vandals in Africa, via Greece and Sicily (approximate date). 1529 – French forces are driven out of northern Italy by Spain at the Battle of Landriano during the War of the League of Cognac. 1582… Read more »

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