People

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


 

A Tribute to Michael Brooks, 1983-2020

The podcaster and YouTube host died suddenly this week at the age of 36. Though his primary focus was politics and ours is history, we still saw him as an inspiration and have take...  more  

Ching Shih - From Prostitute to Pirate

Born into poverty and forced to work in a brothel, this formidable woman became the leader of the largest pirate fleet in the world, even bending the Emperor of China to her will  more  

The Harpe Brothers - America's First Serial Killers

Two Scottish brothers stalked the wild western frontiers at the end of the 18th century, slaughtering their victims not to survive or to gain financially, but for the pure thrill o...  more