What do they all have in common? 15 March was an important date for each one of them.

Caesar is the one most associated with the Ides of March, but it was also the day the last Tsar of Russia abdicated, leading to a Civil War that killed millions, brought about the Soviet Union and . . .

George Washington stopped a growing mutiny among his officers on the 15th of March, 1783. They wanted to march on Congress, demanding their pay and what had been promised them and been withheld. The United States might never exist if this had happened.

IDES COVERColumbus returned from ‘discovering’ the New World to Spain on the 15th of March, 1493. But he brought more back than just word of his discovery.

Three weeks from now, my next Time Patrol book, Ides of March, will be published. Clicking on this link will open an excerpt from the opening of the book to give you an idea what awaits. It is available for pre-order now.

Don’t beware the Ides of March! Understand its historical context.