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Historical Biographies

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.

Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia

As prince, king and finally emperor he brought his country out of the middle ages and into the 20th Century. He was born Prince Tafari...

Sebastian Cabot, Questionable Explorer: Early Explorer of Newfoundland and Brazil

The authenticity of some of his claims have been questioned by later historians but the name of Cabot still stands high in the annals...

Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794)

Maximilien Marie Isidore de Robespierre was born in Arras on the 6th May 1758. The son of a lawyer, he was educated in Paris...

The Turing Test and Philosophies of Alan Turing

Brief look at the philosophical workings of Alan Turing, famous for the Turing test, Enigma code-breaker and founder of computer science. Famous for the Turing...

Frederick Douglass: Slavery to Freedom

Born a slave in 1818, his mistress began teaching Frederick Douglass to read until her husband stopped her. So, he self-taught, and escaped to...

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...