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The colorful personalities of famous people come alive to share their shortcomings, passions and achievements. Cross the boundaries imposed by time and space, and come face to face with your favorite (and not so favorite) historical figures. Relive the life and times of famous men like Winston Churchill and not so famous heroes such as the Civil War hero Sam Davis. about politicians that became military heroes, like Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Thrill in the escapades of Criminals like Dick Turpin and the murderer, Rev John Selby Watson. It's all here, plus much more, just click on the links below and board your own time machine.

George Mardikian, Restaurateur and Medal of Freedom Winner

When he landed on Ellis Island as a young man of eighteen in 1922, George Mardikian had already lost his father during the Armenian...

Blessed Clemens August von Galen: The Lion of Munster

Not long ago, my mother and I discussed a relative my Great-Grandmother used to speak of: a Cardinal in the family, back in Germany....

The Candy Empire of Milton Hershey, Maker of the Hershey Bar

Milton Hershey was born in 1857 into a deeply religious Mennonite family that lived on a farm in south-central Pennsylvania. His ancestors had been...

Jean Margaret Davenport, the Infant Phenomenon

Pretty and clever, Davenport began her acting career at a young age with her father’s help. Born in 1829 in Wolverhampton, her father managed...

Horace and Baby Doe Tabor, Scandal and Romance

The year was 1878. Horace and Augusta Tabor spent twenty years of their marriage traveling from one mining camp to another, providing the miners...

The Friendship of Alfred Lord Tennyson and Charles Dickens

Victorian writers Alfred Lord Tennyson and Charles Dickens enjoyed mutual admiration and friendship. The two were arguably the most popular and well-known writers of...

Sankara: A Man Who Changed India and the World

Imagine a man gripped in the jaws of a vicious alligator, staring death in the eye, yet lives to not just tell about it...

Cleopatra VII of Egypt – Ptolemaic Majesty

Cleopatra took the throne from her father, Ptolemy XII, at the age of eighteen. A few years later, she was swept off of it,...

Billy Bishop – Canadian Flying Ace

William Avery Bishop, also known as Billy Bishop, was born in Owen Sound, Ontario on February 8, 1894. He was the third of four...

The Story of the Trung Sisters: Undaunted Courage

On February 6, 40 A.D., Trung Trac stood before her troops in full military regalia. She rallied 30,000 soldiers that had gathered at the...
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