The Life of Emperor Vitellius

http://military-leaders.suite101.com/article.cfm/the-life-of-emperor-vitellius Following the death of Emperor Otho in April, 69 AD, Aulus Vitellius became the third Emperor to rule Rome in 69 AD.  Aulus Vitellius was born to Lucius Vitellius Veteris and his wife Sextilleia on September 24, 15 AD. Vitellius also had an older brother, Lucius Vitellius the Younger. The origins of Vitellius’s family… Continue reading The Life of Emperor Vitellius

The Life of Henry I

http://monarchs.suite101.com/article.cfm/the-life-of-henry-i Henry was born sometime between May, 1068 and May, 1069 in Selby, Yorkshire. Through his mother, Queen Matilda, Henry was descended from Alfred the Great. As the youngest son of William the Conqueror, England’s first Norman King and the founder of the House of Normandy, Henry was expected to become a Bishop in the… Continue reading The Life of Henry I

The Reign of William the Conqueror

Following the death of Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror was crowned King of England in December, 1066. Following the Battle of Hastings, southern England submitted quickly to William’s rule. However, resistance to the Normans continued for six years in the north. During the first two years of his reign, William… Continue reading The Reign of William the Conqueror

The Early Life of William the Conqueror

Sometimes called William the Bastard, William the Conqueror ruled England from 1066 until 1087. Read more at Suite101: The Early Life of William the Conqueror William was born in Falaise, Normandy, in either 1027 or 1028. William was the illegitimate son of Robert I, the Duke of Normandy. William’s mother, Herlava, also gave birth to… Continue reading The Early Life of William the Conqueror

The Reign of Emperor Galba

http://military-leaders.suite101.com/article.cfm/the-reign-of-emperor-galba Coming to power following the death of Emperor Nero, Galba was the first of four Emperors to rule between 68 and 69 AD Born on December 24, 3 BC, as Servius Sulpicius Galba, Galba was born in Terracina, Italy, 76 kilometres southeast of Rome. The Ancestry of Emperor Galba Through his paternal grandfather, Galba… Continue reading The Reign of Emperor Galba

The Reign of Emperor Nero

http://historicalbiographies.suite101.com/article.cfm/the-riegn-of-emperor-nero Nero became the Emperor of Rome following the death of Emperor Claudius in 54 AD. Nero became the Emperor of Rome at the age of 16.The accounts of the death of Emperor Claudius vary widely in the primary sources, but a number of ancient writers accuse Nero's mother, Agrippina, of arranging the death of… Continue reading The Reign of Emperor Nero

The Early Life of Emperor Nero

http://military-leaders.suite101.com/article.cfm/the-early-life-of-emperor-nero Born as Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, Nero was the fifth and last Emperor of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty. Nero was born on December 15, 37 AD in Antium, near what is now Anzio, in Italy. Nero was the only son of Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, as well as both second and third cousin to Agrippina the Younhger,… Continue reading The Early Life of Emperor Nero

The Reign of Emperor Claudius

http://military-leaders.suite101.com/article.cfm/the-reign-of-emperor-claudius Claudius became the Emperor of Rome following the assassination of Caligula in 41 AD.  After Claudius’s claim was recognized by the Senate, he took a number of steps to secure his position. He dropped the name Nero and adopted the name Caesar, which still resonated with the public. He continued the tradition begun by… Continue reading The Reign of Emperor Claudius