A military unit, typically consisting of between 300 and 800 soldiers.
Fact of the Day
David I of Scotland gave tax rebates to subjects with good table manners.
Quote of the Day
"If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined. "
On This Day
1492 Columbus 'discovered' Cuba.
1647 The Putney Debates began on how Britain should be governed
1664 The Royal Marines was founded as the Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, with a strength of 1200 infantry
1922 The Italian king gave power to Mussolini after 30,000 blackshirts gathered in Rome, thus establishing the first fascist government.