All About History: Book Of Greatest Battles, 2nd Edition by Jon White, Aaron Asadi

By Jon White, Aaron Asadi

Assessment: a lot of heritage will depend on victories and defeats in conflict. research the strategies and techniques that formed the world’s most vital campaigns via specified conflict maps, diagrams and poignant pictures. comprehend what elements contributed to the results and discover how such occasions have formed the identification of societies around the globe.

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Sparked by the appointment of John Balliol as King of the Scots in 1292 on the choosing of King Edward I of England, Scotland had effectively come to be ruled by England, ending 100 years of relative peace between the two countries. Balliol had eventually attempted to rebel against this control, siding Scotland with France when Edward wanted to go to war with the French. Balliol made an unsuccessful attempt at attacking Cumberland that saw the English sack Berwick in retaliation. In the middle of all of this carnage, Wallace’s anger was growing more and more intense.

03 The wall holds After witnessing the ineffectiveness of his archers, William ordered his archers to rejoin his infantry units and charge the enemy as one force. As the Norman infantry approached the hill, English archers unleashed many volleys to great effect. When they reached the shield wall, fierce handto-hand combat ensued. 09 10 08 03 05 02 04 William not dead LONGBOWMEN IMPORTANT UNIT Excellent shots and fast on their feet, longbowmen specialised in bombarding enemies with arrows. Strengths The most well-trained and accurate archers in the world.

The 60 Egyptian ships sail away on a convenient breeze from the battle. 02 01 MARK ANTONY LEADER Famed politician and general, his affair with Cleopatra strained his relationship with Rome. Strength A vast fleet and strong support from the powerful Roman consuls in the Senate. Weakness Distracted by his relationship with his lover Cleopatra. QUINQUEREME FLEET KEY UNIT Gigantic, intimidating galleys that featured huge rams and could be very heavy. Strength Armoured bronze plates ideal for ramming.

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