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By Allan Mallinson

The 7th novel within the acclaimed and bestselling Matthew Hervey sequence unearths Hervey by myself and a prisoner within the castle of Badajos at the Spanish border.

While Hervey – taken captive within the ultimate pages of The Sabre’s area – plans his break out from the Spanish, his thoughts flip to 1812 while, as a tender cornet, he was once a part of Wellington’s triumphant military because it driven its method north via Spain in the direction of the Pyrenees. yet first the British needed to hurricane the citadel the place he's imprisoned now: Badajos – a citadel of big strategic value – the place French resistance used to be at its such a lot fierce and so much bloody.

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In the same year, Egyptian inscriptions indicate that the Ethiopian king Piye sailed northward on the Nile, conquered Memphis, and extended his dominance into the Egyptian Delta. 745-727). 32)) The fighting 734-731: Campaigns down coast to Gaza; back-tracks to Tyre then across Galilee; withdraws to Sarrabanu in Babylon. "",; 43 "'" "",y "","'" " o"'Damascus MEDITERRANEAN SEA E t N I o o 100 miles IOOkm 44 Essential Histories • Ancient Israel at War 853-586 Be secured the trade routes into Philistia and Lebanon.

I took as booty 27,290 people who lived there. I gathered 50 chariots from them... I set my eunuch over them, and I imposed upon them the [same] tribute as the previous king [Le. 63 Thus, by the year 720, Sargon controlled the trade and commerce throughout Syria-Palestine. At this time, he also initiated a trade relationship with the Egyptian rulers in the Delta an9 established a policy of cooperation between Assyria and the 48 Essential Histories • Ancient Israel at War 853-586 Be Delta Egyptians (against the Ethiopians) that would last until the end of the Assyrian Empire.

After conquering Gaza, Sargon had to push his troops south to meet an advancing Ethiopian force at Raphia, just above the Wadi el-'Arish. Assyrian reliefs show Ethiopian soldiers, typically beardless and curly-haired, fighting against the Assyrians in various cities of southwest Syria-Palestine. The Assyrians defeated the Ethiopians, however, and Sargon claims to have plundered thousands of people and burned Raphia: "I razed, destroyed, and burned Raphia. " 62 With the coast secure, Sargon moved against Samaria.

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