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


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Sybil Ludington - An American Hero

Paul Revere is famous for riding through the night to warn American rebels about approaching British troops. But less is known about Sybil Ludington, a teenage girl who replicated ...  more  

William Joyce - A British Traitor

Commonly known as 'Lord Haw-Haw' because he put on a posh accent, William Joyce infected British airwaves with Nazi propaganda during the Second World War  more  

Josephine Baker

Performer, activist and military spy. Just a few of the labels that could be attributed to one extraordinary woman  more  

Mithridates of Pontus

You've heard of Hannibal. You may have heard of Vercingetorix. But you probably haven't heard of Rome's other great enemy, who threatened to halt their early expansion...  more  

Ragnar Lothbrok

The legendary Norse warrior who led some of the first Viking raids on northern Europe  more  

Wild Bill Hickok - A Real Wild West Icon

Tales of the wild west are often invented or exaggerated, but not in the case of one journeyman...  more  

Neville Heath - The Golden Haired Killer

Tall, handsome and charismatic, Neville Heath seduced his victims with expensive dates and tales about his wartime heroics as a fighter pilot before subjecting them to horrific ass...  more  

Mary Read and Anne Bonny - Female Pirates of the Caribbean

Before the golden age of piracy ended in 1720, there was just enough time for these two murderous women to stalk the seas around the Caribbean  more  

John Andre - The Most Valiant Solider You've Never Heard Of

The man behind Benedict Arnold's infamous betrayal of the US was the most popular British soldier of his time  more  

Grace Darling - Victorian Heroine

In 1838 an unassuming young woman shot to fame for her heroics after a passenger ship was smashed to pieces off the north-eastern coast of England.  more