Richard I's greatest rival, Philip II of France, captured many of his Norman lands as he wallowed in captivity at the hands of the Holy Roman Emperor. Released in February 1194, would the Lionheart have his revenge?
The Second Afghan War was a mix of imperial intrasegence and Great Game realpolitik. Frederick Roberts and his men would find themselves in the midst of this, making a gruelling dash to the relief of Kandahar.
Gurkhas in Borneo
With the sun setting on the British Empire, it was time to support the newly-independent Commonwealth nations. This included helping Malaysia retain control over northern Borneo, with Britain's formidable Gurkha units at the vanguard.
Daniel Morgan's first taste of command was one of bitter disappointment. He would not make the same mistakes again and, along with his famous riflemen, he achieved crowning success at the Battle of Cowpens in 1781.