Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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...

James Brooke Rajah of Sarawak – Founder of the White Raj of Sarawak

For 100 Years the White Rajahs Ruled Sarawak. They prevented the natives from being exploited but in so doing caused them to fall behind...

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...

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...

Wilhelm II and Prince Heinrich: Brothers? Yes; Twins? NOT Quite!

Prince Henry was Großadmiral of the German Navy, a pilot, race driver, sailboat racer, and the brother of Kaiser Wilhelm. World War I was...