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


Alfred Harmsworth - The Napoleon of Fleet Street

Whether you like the tabloid press or not, you have one man to thank more than any other for its very existence  more  

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