Thursday, April 11, 2024

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.

Abraham Lincoln and Labor

"The prudent, penniless beginner in the world, labors for wages awhile, saves a surplus with which to buy tools or land, for himself; then...

Admiral Sir Henry Morgan: The King’s Pirate

He was born in 1635 in County Monmouth, Wales. His father, Robert, was a well-to-do farmer. Sometime in 1654, 19 year-old Henry Morgan traveled...

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...

Vladimir Ilich Lenin – First Leader of Soviet Russia

Vladimir Ilich Lenin was Chairman of the People's Council of Commissars. He became famous for organizing the revolutionary movement that overthrew the Russian imperial...

Eye of Dawn : The Story of Mata Hari, Part 2

The conclusion of my Mata Hari article. It describes her rise to fame and discusses the controversy surrounding her death. “My dance is a sacred...

Fukuzawa Yukichi: A Driving Force in the Moderization of Japan

Fukuzawa Yukichi was a powerfully influential man during Meiji Japan, when the country changed from a feudal government to a constitutional monarchy. The most successful...

St. Peter, the First Pope

Jesus said to him in reply, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but...

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...

Crown Prince Rupprecht: Into the Nazi Furnace and Out, Alive

Rupprecht von Wittlesbach was born to rule and lead in battle - but after November 1918, he could do neither. His dynasty had ruled...

Johan Christian Fabricius: The Danish Zoologist

Johan Christian Fabricius lived from 7 January 1745 to 3 March 1808 and was a Danish zoologist specializing in insects which included what are...