The Sword Of Allah, Khalid ibn al-Walid

Khalid was a member of the aristocracy in the Arabian trading city of Mecca. When a local named Muhammad began claiming he was the Prophet of God, Khalid and his family fought tooth and nail to stamp out his movement. Less than two years later Khalid would turn his back on centuries of tradition, and formally embrace Islam. Thundering out of the desert, at the head of an army of zealous new converts, came Khalid Ibn Al Walid. The world would never be the same again.

The Last Prince Of Wales, Owain Glyndŵr

Owain Glyndŵr was a Welsh landowner in the 14th century. Driven into revolt by a tyrannical English king he would ignite a slumbering sense of nationalism his countrymen shared. Tired of being second-class citizens in their own country, thousands would flock to his banner determined to throw off the shackles of English dominion. His war would last over a decade and at no point would he surrender or be betrayed by his people.

Lost Colony of Erik The Red

Eric The Red was a Norwegian farmer in the 10th century. After finding himself incompatible with the rules of civilisation he sailed west looking for a new place to call home in the frigid wastes of Greenland Now, the ruins of a tiny stone church are the only reminder of his colony that had once tamed this harsh and unforgiving land... What happened to it?

Valette and The Great Siege of Malta

In the year 1565 an enormous Ottoman fleet set sail for the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta. With around 40,000 troops onboard, the army was tasked with the eradication of a handful of Christian knights. With only around 500 men , it seemed the siege would be over quickly. Right? Wrong.

The Muslim Who Sacked Mecca: Abu Tahir al-Jannabi

Abu Tahir was the leader of a mystical offshoot of mainstream Islam known as Qarmatians. He created a proto-communist society, and defended it from the Abbasid Caliphate. But soon his hatred would drive him to do something that would cement his place in Islamic history as one of the most despised men to ever have existed.

The Poet Matyr, Imadaddin Nasimi

Imadaddin Nasimi wrote heretical poetry in 14th century Azerbaijan. Despite being banned, his altruistic poetry was incredibly popular and helped give rise to the Azerbaijani language. While his grizzly execution is still the stuff of legends.

Skanderbeg, Sword Of Christendom

Skanderbeg was an Albanian who lived in the 15th century. As the Ottoman Empire pushed into his tiny homeland he made the decision to stand and fight. Surely one man commanding and a few peasants could not expect to stand against the largest and most advanced army in the world, could he?

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