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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.

The Rise, Reign and Fall of Anne Boleyn, Part 5

By late August, 1533, all was in readiness for Anne to retire into seclusion for the birth of her child. In those days,...

The Rise, Reign and Fall of Anne Boleyn, Part 4

The populace were divided in their reaction to Henry's destruction of Papal influence in England. Many welcomed it, but others saw it as the...

The Rise, Reign and Fall of Anne Boleyn, Part 3

Campeggio's court in England was a scene of great pomp and ceremonial, and of great drama as well. He and Wolsey, as Papal representatives,...

The Rise, Reign and Fall of Anne Boleyn, Part 2

Henry VIII chose to believe that a simple appeal to Pope Clement would bring about the divorce he so desired, but Henry would...

The Rise, Reign and Fall of Anne Boleyn, Part 1

In the late 1520s, if you wished to be ANYONE at the court of Henry VIII, you had to seek the favor of...

Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill is, undoubtedly, one of the most influential people of the century. His nonconformist ways earned him admiration and respect. Sir Winston...

Dolley Madison’s Early Life: The Tragedy Before the Triumph

Dolley aka "Dolly" Madison, known as the originator of traditions continued by subsequent First Ladies, experienced personal tragedies in her early life. Dolley or "Dolly"...

History’s Wild Women: Cleopatra – Queen of Kings

The death of Julius Caesar ushered in a period of anarchy and civil war in Rome. In order to restore peace, the Second Triumvirate...

The Mistress of the Duke of Orleans, Grace Dalrymple Elliott

Daly the Tall, Mistress of the Duke of Orleans, Grace Dalrymple Elliott was a courtesan to royalty. An eighteenth-century beauty, Grace Dalrymple Elliott, was the...

Nikolai Gogol: Famous Novelist, Failed Apostle

Gogol was a writer at odds with his own genius. What he did well-the comic and strange-he did not value. What he strove to...
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