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The War Elephant Through History

Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : Culture 

18th century engraving of Eleazar's exploit as described in the bible. Courtesy of Wiki-Commons

One of the most interesting and unusual uses of domesticated animals in history was the use of war elephants, which probably first began around 4,000 BCE in the Indus River Valley. Later, the largest land mammals in the animal kingdom were used in many battles including against Alexander the Great's forces, by Hannibal's Carthaginian army against the Romans and by the Sultans of India when fighting...
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Queen Boudicca and Women’s Rights

Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, In : People 
On the edge of the Roman Empire was a backwater island known as Britain, inhabited by the ‘barbarians’ known as the Celts. Unlike the Romans, they afforded women a level of suffrage that included the right to inherit property and to become a tribal leader. Howerver when Queen Boudicca tried to exercise these rights, it led to a revolt that almost saw the Romans defeated and expelled by a band of disgruntled tribesmen.

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