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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.

Sir Thomas Lipton: Purveyor of Tea and America’s Cup Yachtsman

Learning from his experience in America, Lipton brought new methods of marketing and advertising to his grocery business in Glasgow. By the middle of the...

A Renaissance Woman, Sofonisba Anguissola, Italian Portraitist

Sofonisba Anguissola (1535 - 1625) was one of few female Italian Renaissance artists. As a famous portraitist, she was at home in the courts...

Life and Struggles of Winston Churchill: A Transatlantic Alliance

The Royal Air Force's triumph in the 1940 Battle of Britain and Winston's dogged will to win made a deep impression on US President...

Life and Struggles of Winston Churchill: Battle of Britain 1940

In the Battle of Britain during the summer of 1940, the exploits of the Royal Air Force against the Nazi German Luftwaffe soon assumed...

The Life and Struggles of Winston Churchill: 1940, Year of Peril

In the summer months of 1940, the British were faced with one crisis after another, culminating in the Battle of Britain which they had...

The Life and Struggles of Winston Churchill: Britain Stands Alone

By June 1940, Britain was the last combatant still free to resist the Nazis. Churchill wanted to enlist the United States for the struggle...

The Life and Struggles of Winston Churchill: Survival in Doubt

In June, 1940, British forces in France were in grave danger. Yet, they made a miracle escape from the clutches of the Nazis to...

Life and Struggles of Winston Churchill: Disasters and Dangers

In 1940 and 1941, the reach of World War Two expanded to North and East Africa and southeast Europe, where Hitler was making new...

The Life and Struggles of Winston Churchill: Winston at the Helm

Churchill became British Prime Minister on May 10, 1940. "At last I had authority to give directions over the whole scene (of the war),"...

The Life and Struggles of Winston Churchill: Winston Ignored

In the 1930s, Winston worked hard and long, but fruitlessly, to impress on the British government that Hitler and Nazi Germany were dangerous and...
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