Sunday, September 26, 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.

Theodore Roosevelt Junior, Founding Father of The American Legion

At the conclusion of World War I, Theodore Roosevelt envisioned a non-political association of veterans. The result became the American Legion. Two months after World...

King’s Counsellor: A Review

Following the great success of the film. 'The King's Speech' it is interesting to take a look behind the scenes of the Royal Household...

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...

Horace and Baby Doe Tabor, Scandal and Romance

The year was 1878. Horace and Augusta Tabor spent twenty years of their marriage traveling from one mining camp to another, providing the miners...

Eumenes of Cardia

We know nothing of Eumenes’ early life before he became a friend of Philip II of Macedon (342 BC) and then his secretary,...

Alexander The Great

Born in July of 356 BC in Pella, Macedon, Alexander The Great was one of the most successful military commanders in all of history....

Cornelius Vanderbilt: Commodore Vanderbilt

Cornelius Vanderbilt dropped out of school at the age of 11 to work on the docks in New York. By age 16 he was...

Billy Bishop – Canadian Flying Ace

William Avery Bishop, also known as Billy Bishop, was born in Owen Sound, Ontario on February 8, 1894. He was the third of four...

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...

Urraca of Castile and Léon: Defiant Spanish Wife, Unconquered Iberian Queen

When people think of famous medieval queens, Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Empress Matilda, would-be Queen of England, come most often to mind. But...