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


Michael Collins

The Irish revolutionary who shot to prominence in his 20s as the antagoniser-in-chief of the British Empire, but was eventually felled by his own countrymen  more  

Emily Hobhouse

A modest Cornwall woman caused a storm in early 20th Century Britain with her crusade against one of her nation's more dubious creations - concentration camps  more  

Amy Dillwyn - The Forgotten Feminist

The late 19th and early 20th Century saw the rise to prominence of numerous feminist heroes. But you'd be hard pushed to find many people who have heard of Amy Dillwyn, the Welsh i...  more  

Tsutomu Yamaguchi - The Man Who Survived Two Atomic Bombs

Being caught in one atomic bomb attack is bad luck. To be caught in a second attack a few days later is catastrophic luck. To survive both? That's the luck of Tsutomu Yamaguchi...  more