It is with sadness that History Bytez announces the passing of another well respected academic. Minor M Markle III passed away in his sleep in his home near Armidale on Saturday night at the age of 81. I was lucky enough to be a student of Minor’s in the mid 1990’s and was invited to two sarrisa re-enactments he orchestrated in Armidale. He was a dedicated scholar and well-published researcher, Minor will be missed.