Saturday, July 24, 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.

Caroline Clayton, the Gretna Green Marchioness, 1822-1904

Caroline Margaret Clayton grew up only partially shielded from the cause celebre that was her parents' divorce. A pretty, strong minded girl, she was...

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...

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. visits Afghanistan in 1933

After the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. proffered his resignation as Governor-General of the Philippines. Usually a polite formality after an...

Alma Rose And The Auschwitz Orchestra

Early Life Alma Rose born in Vienna in 1906 was an Austrian violinist of Jewish descent. She died in 1944 in Auschwitz probably of food...

Eugene Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People

Eugene Delacroix said, "Strange as it may seem, the great majority of people are devoid of imagination." (Fiero, pp.358). Eugene Delacroix knew that it was...

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...

Jack Brent: International Brigade Spanish Civil War

Canadian Origins There must always be a place for physical objects as reminders of people and events in history. The recent chance observation of a...

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....

The Great Enrico Caruso

Considered the greatest operatic tenor that ever lived, Enrico Caruso's life had humble beginnings in Naples, Italy where he was born on February 25,...

The Fall of the Red Baron

After the death of Oswald Boelcke in October, 1916, Manfred von Richthofen seemed to be the rising star in the German Air Services. At...