Anne Neville was born in June 1456 at Warwick Castle in Warwickshire. She had a short life that featured family dramas, civil war, two marriages and a wealth of personal loss. She witnessed and participated in several pivotal moments in history, yet she is often overlooked.
George I from the House of Hanover earned the hatred his son George (II) at an early age. His drastic and hurtful actions towards his wife Sophia Dorothea of Celle shattered the family and created animosity. “Hanoverians, like pigs trample their young.” Anon. And their wives.
Sometimes history is ugly. This is the case with the formation of America. We've all read the heroic stories of brave immigrants and a little about the atrocities of slavery. This article examines the cost of European settlement.
The battle for Iwo Jima would leave both sides involved shaken by the shear scale of violence as they fought for this tiny volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean. Of the 21,000 Japanese defending the island less than 200 would survive, it would become the bloodiest battle in Marine Corps history.
The Imperial State Crown is the most frequently used British royal crown. It’s also the most often repaired item in the crown jewels. There have been several versions across the centuries and its eye catching jewels have mesmerising histories of their own.
A 600-year-old manuscript has experts from several disciplines baffled as to its meaning.
Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587) is best remembered for her rivalry with her cousin Queen Elizabeth I of England, her marriages and her execution at Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire on the 8th February 1587. Did you know that Mary became queen at six days old?
This article shares some incredible stories involving nuclear explosions, including a man who was nuked twice.
Eleanor of Aquitaine (c.1121-1204) was one of the most powerful and unusually well educated women in 12th century Europe. She was nobody’s fool and proved herself equal to and better than her husbands Kings Louis VII of France and Henry II of England.
Before he became the Uncle of Europe Edward VII was well known as a playboy prince of Wales. In 1870 he found himself embroiled in the sensational Mordaunt divorce case. It was the first time that a Prince of Wales had appeared in a public court.
Tiadores de la Muerte was an exceptional elite troop of Filipino sharpshooters. Learn their history and notable battles.
Many royals are popular. Most are remembered fondly. There are always exceptions to the rule. George IV was Britain's despised king. A man of gigantic appetites, he offered few appreciable characteristics or deeds for his family and people to remember him for.
Freddie Oversteegen was just 14-years-old when she and her older sister, Truus, joined the Dutch Resistance in an effort to take down the German Nazis. The sisters and fellow fighter and friend Hannie Schaft ambushed and killed Nazis and Dutch collaborators, and would go on to become unsung heroes.
Tea ceremonies are popular throughout Asia. Every culture puts a different spin on tea practices. Most Westerners are familiar with the Japanese style of tea ceremonies. Gardens are a major feature of the ceremony; they help prepare people for what will take place in the tea house.
This article teaches you fun facts, trivia, and history events from the year 1930. Find out about popular movies, music, books, foods, sports facts, and other pop culture trends to get the right mix of questions and answers for your 1930s-themed trivia quiz.
Was she a femme fatale a seductress or just a queen trying to protect her throne? Cleopatra is indeed an enigmatic historical figure. Movie producers, playwrites and even historians have projected their own biases onto her. Consequently, there is still a lot most people don't know about her.
This article teaches you fun facts, trivia, and history events from the year 1935. Find out about popular movies, music, books, cars, foods, sports facts, and other pop culture trends to get the right mix of questions and answers for your 1930s-themed trivia quiz.
This little-known trailblazing Chinese-American physics scholar should be a household name
This article teaches you fun facts, trivia, and history events from the year 1929. Find out about popular movies, music, books, cars, foods, sports facts, and other pop culture trends to get the right mix of questions and answers for your 1920s-themed trivia quiz.
She was born a princess but her life was not the story of fairy tales. She would marry a great king only to become a young widowed queen hidden away, lonely and wanting love and children but forbidden to ever marry again.
Juliette Gordon Low was the founder of the Girl Scouts in the United States. See photos of her birthplace in Savannah, Georgia, and learn about her influence on scouting and her legacy.
The first coins were struck in ancient Lydia, modern-day Turkey, in about the seventh century BC. These early coins were made of a mixture of gold and silver called electrum. From that point, the production of coinage spread rapidly throughout Europe and Asia.
Susanna Salter was an American female activist and politician. On April 4, 1887, she stunned the nation by being elected mayor of Argonia, Kansas. This made her the first woman to ever be elected mayor in the United States.
Kublai Khan’s forces faced more than the Divine Winds in Japan.
Sergeant Stubby was a dog who joined U.S. troops during World War I. He is credited with saving the lives of many American soldiers. Sergeant Stubby's acts of valor made him the most decorated dog in the history of the American military.