Alexander the Great's triumphs over the Persian and Egyptian empires are some of the most spectacular campaigns of conquest and exploration in history. But what inner conflicts drove this great military leader? Follow the story of a man who assumed power at the age of 22 and died at 33, planning his next expedition across North Africa and Europe.
Peter the Great ripped Russia out of the Middle Ages and refashioned his country into a key player in military affairs by creating strategic political alliances to advance its economic might. Discover how this great Russian monarch’s passion and perseverance spawned military victories, modern cities, and a renewed national pride.