The History of the Kings of Britain Themes

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Military Intelligence

One cannot be a great leader without a complete knowledge of the battlefield. This knowledge must include an understanding of battle strategy, troop placement, the wisdom to listen to council, and the realization that retreat does not always mean defeat. A strong military leader knows how to manipulate the situation to his advantage in order to gain the upper hand. He is not afraid to take risks and lives by the motto that death on the battlefield is better than death in one's bed.

All of the great kings of Britain who were successful in establishing themselves as strong military leaders possessed these characteristics. Brutus took a giant risk by using a Greek captive to gain access to the Greek camp. Although the captive acted out of his own fear of death, he could have easily betrayed Brutus and sought refuge from his own king. His willingness...

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