Stanley Lane-Poole Islamic Pirates of the Mediterranean 1504-1881 When the blue Mediterranean turned blood red
Powers that rise must fall—it is the way of things and is true of all, from the smallest realms to the mightiest of empires. There is no place on earth ..
James Grant Mercenaries in Foreign Service from the 14th to 19th Centuries Claymore for hire—the story of the Scottish mercenary
There have always been mercenaries and some nations have a better temperament for the trade than others. Mercenaries, both historically and pre..
Max Von Eelking, and Joseph George Rosengarten Britain’s German Army at War
The Hessian became something of a ‘bogey-man’ to the revolutionary period American citizen. Already outraged at the treatment they had received at the hands of the gove..
H. G. Keene The struggles that toppled the Peacock throne
The Moghuls invaded India in the early sixteenth century and maintained their rule over much of the sub-continent for over 200 years. By the early eigh..
H. G. Keene European Mercenary Commanders in Hindustan 1770-1820 Men of war in a land of turmoil
This book chronicles the careers and wars of the European and mixed-race mercenary adventurers who carved reputations and empires for themselves and their Indian lor..
by James Skinner James Skinner and his 'Yellow Boys' Irregular cavalry in the wars of India between the British, Mahratta, Rajput, Mogul, Sikh & Pindarree Forces. India's most famous cavalryman recounts his career. James Skinner had a colourful career. He began his military exploits as a mercenary for Indian princes and became a legend as the leader of the ‘Yel..