Tag Archives: Historical Perspectives

Nonfiction: Robert the Bruce: King of the Scots by Michael Penman

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
As I mentioned in my post on Braveheart and Outlaw/King, the history of the Scots-English border region is the history of hillbillies.  There is no Scots-English border region, and thus no distinctive culture for David…

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Review of Genghis Khan by Frank McLynn and Commentary on Mongols in Fantasy

Genghis Khan was the greatest conqueror the world has ever known. He consolidated the disparate clans and tribes of Mongolia. He conquered the Jin (northern China) and Kwarezmian (Persia) empires. “The Mongol empire covered twelve million contiguous square miles—an area … Continue reading

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