Margaret "Maggi" Britton Vaughn: Poet Laureate of Tennessee
Margaret "Maggi" Britton Vaughn has served as Tennessee's poet laureate since 1995; in 1999, the position became a lifetime appointment.
A Beautiful Mind: The Mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr.
John Forbes Nash, Jr., was a brilliant mathematician who rose to the top of his field and was struck down in the prime of his life by the debilitating mental illness of paranoid schizophrenia. After decades of treatment for his illness, he emerged to become a great mathematician once again.
Marie Antoinette: Frivolous Lamb to the Slaughter
Marie Antoinette, Queen of France was born Maria Antonia in Austria. She was married to the future King Louis XVI for political reasons. Love was irrelevant. Very quickly, if not before her arrival, her nationality and her personality made her an enemy in her adopted country.
Marie Louise, “Princess of Nowhere”: Queen Victoria's Granddaughter
Princess Marie Louise was the last surviving granddaughter of Queen Victoria and her story features triumph over adversity. Through marriage and war, she became known as the “princess of nowhere.”
The Story of Prince Louis Battenberg: 1st Marquess of Milford Haven
German Prince Louis of Battenberg's British navy career was enviable but his promotions were controversial. He married his cousin Pss. Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine in 1884; one of his grandchildren was Prince Philip (1921-2021). When the First World War began it brought seismic changes for Louis.
The No Fuss Princess: Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood
Princess Mary, the only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary is often left in the shadow of her brothers Edward VIII and George VI, but she was a trailblazer. From the Princess Mary Christmas Gift Boxes to seeking higher education for women, we owe her gratitude for inspiring later generations.
Juliane Koepcke: Sole Survivor of Lansa Flight 508
On Christmas Eve, 1971, LANSA Flight 508 departed from Lima, Peru en route to Iquitos. On board was 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke, a girl travelling with her mother to visit her father, who was in the Amazonian rainforest. What would transpire on that short yet tragic plane ride would be a miracle.