January 2007 - Magazine

  By Paul
Batavian Rebellion
The Batavian Revolt of 69 CE is an often overlooked event in Roman history. Taking place during the chaotic Year of the Four Emperors, the revolt is often overshadowed by Rome’s internal strife. However, the Batavian revolt is a fascinating event, unique from the other rebellions within the Roman Empire during the 1st century CE. (by Kilroy)
The Fighting Death of the Confederacy
the CSA (Confederate States of America) respresents a curiosity in that it was a state whose existence should well have been expected to have been terminated much quicker than actually occurred. (by Constantine XI)
The Mexican War
The Mexican-American war of 1846-1848 is one of the defining moments in the history of the American West. Its significance has been overshadowed in popular imagination by the magnitude of the conflict that followed it, less than 2 decades later: the US civil war. (By Decebel)
The Battle of Grunwald
For the last one hundred and fifty years the German crusaders had been fighting the Lithuanians with varying luck, yet the Teutonic Order was gathering more powerful and neither Lithuania nor Poland could do anything about it.(by Rider)
The French Indian Wars
At Fort Duquesne, the French only had 250 troops. Their Indian allies had camped outside the fort, counting 640 Natives. The Natives were from many different tribes, because the French had long diplomatic ties with a number of nations.(By Hope)
The Principality of Vladimir-Suzdal
The Principality of Vladimir was very important in the few centuries after the weakening of the power of the Grand Prince in Kiev. The Principality would more correctly be called as the Principality of Vladimir-Suzdal, for it was made up of two territories, Vladimir and Suzdal, and the prince governed them both. (By Rider)
The First Dukes of Muscovy & Ivan Kalita
Muscovy managed to claim his independence during the 13th century when the power of the Princes of Vladimir had weakened due to the emerging Mongols who assaulted the Rus states, which could not unify against the threat. (By Rider)
Review of the Ridley Scott epic Kingdom of Heaven starring Orlando Bloom. The movie raised great controversy over its realism and portrayal of the Templars. Here medieval expert Rider takes a second look. (Rider)
  This Month In History: January 2007
In the month of January, Emperor Theodosius died in Milan, the ‘Batavian Republic’ was declared in the Netherlands, Charles I of England was beheaded by order of Parliament under the direction of Oliver Cromwell and the Tet Offensive in Vietnam began...(by Act of Oblivion)
  Text: The Charge of the Light Brigade
Half a league half a league
Half a league onward 
All in the Valley of Death
Rode the six hundred

 From the Editors:

As AE magazine enters its second year the editors hope you enjoy this month's issue. The issue has a theme of Imperialism and the fools who opposed it, fighting for freedom.

Like always we would like to thank the most important members of the magazine staff, the writers, who spent Christmas slaving away over a keyboard rather than opening prezzies, drinking and over eating like the rest of us.

We hope that you'll continue to support the magazine. If you are interested in writing for next month's edition, please contact one of the editors listed below. If you would like to assist in other editorial work, such as commisioning writers, publicising the magazine or proof reading we would also like to hear from you!

- The AE Magazine Editors


AE Magazine, January 2007 Edition
Issue Editors: Rider, Paul, Invictus, Emp. Barbarossa, Dawn, Act of Oblivion.

 This Month's Picture Quiz:

In this picture are a selection of historic swords from around the world. How many can you name? (click on image to enlarge)


 Answer to Last Month's Picture Quiz:

 Last month's quiz was an engraving of the 1811 heavyweight championship fight between Britain's Tom Cribb and American Tom Molineaux. In the first great heyday of the sport the two national champions fought in perhaps the sport's most celbrated fight ever.  Depicted around the two fighters are other past great champions including John Gully, Gentleman Jackson and Bill Richmond.