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by Gordopolis
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Gothic War 376-382 AD
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Views: 24

Re: The Gothic War 376-382 AD

And a related article, examining the end of the Gothic War and the 'peace deal' that sowed the seeds of Europe's turbulent future! http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblog/acrimsonpeace http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/_/rsrc/1531992066242/writeblog/acrimsonpeace/CrimsonFields.jpg?height=224&width...
by Gordopolis
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Gothic War 376-382 AD
Replies: 1
Views: 24

The Gothic War 376-382 AD

A short outline of events after the Goths' entry into the ERE in 376 AD: http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblog/timelineofthegothicwar Some say this struggle was the catalyst for the Western Empire's fall. There is a plausible chain reaction theory to back that up (autonomous Goths living in empir...
by Gordopolis
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The XI Claudia Legion - heroes of the empire
Replies: 0
Views: 1894

The XI Claudia Legion - heroes of the empire

I set out to write the Legionary series to indulge in Late Antiquity. It's been an incredible journey and I often refer to writing about the people and places of those times as a 'time machine' of sorts. And so I thought it was about time I turned the spotlight on the famous old legion at the heart ...
by Gordopolis
Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Ancient Roman City of Adrianople
Replies: 0
Views: 1704

The Ancient Roman City of Adrianople

A final post on my visit to Turkey earlier in the year. This time I explored the ancient Roman city of Adrianople (modern Edirne) - history, pics & thoughts here: http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblog/theancientcityofadrianople´╗┐ http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/_/rsrc/1447929216338/writeblog/th...
by Gordopolis
Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Late Roman Legionary - Armour or No Armour?
Replies: 0
Views: 1512

The Late Roman Legionary - Armour or No Armour?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTmtG-gWcAEKQqr.jpg Vegetius, the late Roman writer, claims that the late Roman legionary did not wear armour in battle. A striking claim, and a much debated one. Grab a coffee and have a read of my take on it, here: http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblog/thelateromanl...
by Gordopolis
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Byzantine Constantinople
Replies: 0
Views: 1032

Byzantine Constantinople

Earlier in the year, I spent a pleasant fortnight in Istanbul. My mission: to seek out the Byzantine ruins (and there were many, tucked away in narrow alleys or hidden underground). I visited the palace region, the land walls, the Galata region (the Military museum north of the city is a must) and t...
by Gordopolis
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Searching for the Battle of Adrianople
Replies: 0
Views: 1481

Searching for the Battle of Adrianople

Back in February I spent a few weeks in northwestern Turkey, exploring the 'Thracian' countryside in search of the lost site of the Battle of Adrianople (378 AD):
http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblo ... adrianople

History, pics and theories - hope you enjoy :)

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