Ramesses II had many war campaigns. “Soldiers who served Ramessess made up one of the worlds earliest large scale armies.”(Nardo, 59) Their most renown rival were the Hittites, “Many cities such as Kadesh had moved their allegiance to the hittitie king”(Nardo,57) Ramesses II moved to attack territory in the Levant which was enemy territory of the Hittite Empire. “He was eager to dislodge the Hittities and their influence from Syria.” (Nardo, 64) Ramesses's forces were ambushed and outnumbered at Kadesh by the Hittites. He fought the battle to a tie and returned home a hero. The Battle of Kadesh was a personal achievement for Ramesses.
Alexander's empire did not hold. The generals who succeeded him lacked his vision, and they spent the remainder of their careers fighting over the spoils of his conquests. Seleucus gained control over Persia, Mesopotamia, and Syria, where an empire under his name would rule for many years, and Ptolemy established a dynasty of even longer standing in Egypt. His descendants ruled until 30 B.C, when the last of his line, Cleopatra was defeated by a new and even bigger empire,
Hamilcar developed a base for Carthage in southern Spain, which helps explain the geography and transalpine adventure of the Second Punic War. When Hamilcar died, his son-in-law Hasdrubel took over, but when Hasdrubel died, 7 years later, in 221, the army appointed Hannibal general of the forces of Carthage in Spain. People considered Hannibal “Great”: Hannibal retained his reputation as a formidable opponent and great military leader even after Carthage lost the Punic Wars. Hannibal colors the popular imagination because of his treacherous trek with elephants across the Alps to face the Roman army. By the time the Carthaginian troops had finished the mountain crossing, he had about 50,000 troops and 6000 horsemen with which to face and defeat the Romans' 200,000.
His performance on the battlefield earned him noteriety as a warrior king in the Frankish history, one who would make the Franks a force in the world once contained in the Roman Empire. Charlemagne began his conquest soon after his brother died. He began taking out all threats. Charlemagne’s most demanding military undertaking waged him against the Saxons, longtime enemies of the Franks, whose wars lasted more than 30 years (772 to 804). This long battle, which led to the combining of a large block of territory between the Rhine and the Elbe rivers, was marked by destruction of property, broken truces, hostage taking, mass murder, deportation of rebellious Saxons, forcing people to accept Christianity, and occasional Frankish defeats.
Some newer sources from the early to mid 20th century have argued against these claims. People who provide evidence for Hatshepsut being a ‘warrior pharaoh’ = * Naville – “Hatshepsut has been shown as a sphinx, trampling Egypt’s enemies underfoot”. * The Ancient Egyptian Nobleman, Ti (EYEWITNESS)– “I saw him destroying the land of Nubia…I saw him overthrowing the [Nubian] nomads, their chiefs being brought to him as prisoners”. AS ACKNOWLEDGED BY REDFORD, TI’S ACCOUNT IS “THE FIRST AND MAJOR PIECE OF EVIDENCE”. * Hatshepsut herself inscribes on the Third Pylon at Karnak that she is the one, “who commands what happens…The Asiatic being in fear and the land of Nubia in submission”.
Some reasons are that the Huns, a fierce group of Mongol Nomads started to destroy everything in the Romans path. The Huns moved through the Roman Provinces of Gaul, Spain, and North Africa. In 410 AD, the Huns overran Rome for 3 days. The Huns leader was Attila. His forces terrorized both halves of the empire but failed in the East, due to the high walls of Constantinople.
The Hyksos introduced many good things to Egypt but they created this great fear of the north after being beaten by the Hyksos they lost the northern part of Egypt this left Egypt as a small civilisation known as Thebans rather than Egyptians. These Thebans become content with their way of life but as Seqenenre Tao I became Pharaoh he decided to expel the Hyksos but was defeated and killed in a battle against the Hyksos, his mummy has been found and shows him having deathly blows and cuts across his skull3. As his son Kamose became Pharaoh he tried like his father to expel the Hyksos but failed he left for home and
Thrall is the son of Durotan, former chieftain of the Frostwolf clan, and Draka. As a baby, he was found amongst the bloody bodies of his murdered parents by Aedelas Blackmoore, commander of the internment camps which held orcs after the end of the Second War. Blackmoore gave him the name Thrall, which was another word for "slave" in the human tongue. Blackmoore returned with Thrall to his fortress, Durnholde Keep, raising him as a gladiator with all the savagery of an orc, but with the keen strategic intellect of a human. He was trained and taught by many, wet-nursed by a human woman, and grew to befriend her daughter, Taretha Foxton.
Vlad Dracul III is “Dracula” Vlad Dracul III (also known as Vlad Tepes) was born a prince in 1431 and later became king after the assassination of his father in 1448. He was in battle 3 times due to opposition towards his leadership and was the ruler of Wallachia (now known as Romania) between the years of 1456 to 1462. Vlad Dracul III was an evil and brutal leader which preferred to kill people by cruel methods such as an oiled steak that went trough the victims bottom until it came trough the top, and other methods that were used where putting nails in peoples head, burning, mutilation of sexual organs and boiling people alive. The history of Vlad Dracul III is surrounded by both mystery and legend. The truth is that where
- Quintus Curtius Rufus When Phillip II became king of Macedonia in 359 BC he was forced to make several decisions that would impact his kingdom. Philip’s older brother and predecessor Perdiccas III had just been defeated and slain along with 4,000 other men in battle against Illyria. (Sage, 167) Philip found himself in a situation that was the culmination