Category Archives: Antiquity

Origins of the American Revolution

Introduction What most Americans know about their own country’s history is scarily nescient — although, to be fair, the fault for this lies at the feet of dismally educated teachers who offer their students the pablum of historical reinvention — … Continue reading

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The Wrath of God

Introduction “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” Many people attribute this quotation to a Chinese man named Confucius.  Except, there was never anyone named Confucius.  His name was Kong Fuzi.  Non-Chinese speakers often anglicize Asian … Continue reading

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Roland — and his Song

Introduction There was an actual Roland.  Charlemagne’s biographer Einhard mentions him.  He is referred to by his Frankish name, Hruodlandus Brittannici limitis praefectus (Roland, Prefect of the borders of Brittany).  Chapter 9 of the account records Roland’s death in the … Continue reading

Posted in Antiquity, Aquitaine, Gaul, History, Iberian Peninsula, Mythical stories, Navarre, Personal Lineage | 2 Comments