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Trumping medieval cruelty?

New research sheds light on the historical use of waterboarding and its re-emergence at the highest levels of Trump’s administration.

27 September 2018Research

Imperial Stormtroopers: crack troops or crap troops?

Mediaeval Historian Rory Cox considers the Empire’s conscription standards The faceless body armour undoubtedly lent the Stormtroopers an aura of menace and combat capability. But recruiting troops for a generation long inter-galactic conflict presented major challenges to Imperial recruiters. The largest armed forces ever assembled on the planet Earth (Milky Way Galaxy) numbered around 12.5 […]

16 December 2015Research