Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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.

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...

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...