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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.

Cleopatra VII of Egypt – Ptolemaic Majesty

Cleopatra took the throne from her father, Ptolemy XII, at the age of eighteen. A few years later, she was swept off of it,...

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...

Naduah: The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker

"I am Naduah!" she shouted at them. She stood in the howling winds of winter and they swallowed her words. They ate her defiance....

The Story of the Trung Sisters: Undaunted Courage

On February 6, 40 A.D., Trung Trac stood before her troops in full military regalia. She rallied 30,000 soldiers that had gathered at the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Medal Of Honor Winner on D-Day

Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the oldest son of President Teddy Roosevelt, was the only general to land with the American Troops on D-Day,...

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...
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