Historical people of interest and the events that have made them famous


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The Slave, the Slaver and the Salem Witch Trials

The little known slave girl at the heart of the Salem Witch Trials  more  

Was Bosie Douglas the Worst Boyfriend Ever?

Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas is best known for being Oscar Wilde's lover, and for having more than a part to play in the great writer's downfall...  more  

Lady Jane Grey

The 15-year-old who spent nine days as Queen  more  

Gregor MacGregor - The Prince of Poyais

The con-man who invented a settlement and made himself a Prince  more  

Five Facts About St George

Did he slay a dragon? Was he even English? To mark St George's day, here's five things you might not have known about England's patron saint  more  

Five Facts About Saint Patrick

Everyone knows about St. Patrick's Day, but how much do you know about the man behind the myth?  more  

Nell Gwyn

The chirpy Londoner who charmed her way into the court and affections of King Charles II  more  

The Controversy of John Brown

John Brown was hated and admired in equal measure for his militant campaigns against slavery in the mid-19th century. Donna Catapano (@Ms_Catapano) explains how, over 160 years sin...  more  

Alice the Vicious

The Welsh-Norman servant girl who slaughtered 70 men in one afternoon  more  

Annie Edson Taylor - American Daredevil

The larger than life woman who hurtled over the edge of Niagara falls in a barrel - What else would you do to celebrate your 63rd birthday?   more