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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.

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...

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...

Matilda of England: Empress, Countess and Queen

Matilda I of England (1102-1167) is deemed so hazardous to the idea of male rule in England that she is listed in genealogies as...

Galba: First Emperor in the Year of the Four Emperors

Known for his cruelty and bodily disfigurement, Galba ruled for only seven months – from June 8, 68 AD to January 15, 69 AD. Beginnings Born...

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,...

The Mistress of the Duke of Orleans, Grace Dalrymple Elliott

Daly the Tall, Mistress of the Duke of Orleans, Grace Dalrymple Elliott was a courtesan to royalty. An eighteenth-century beauty, Grace Dalrymple Elliott, was the...

The Adventures of Young John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams was born to John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams on July 11, 1767, in Braintree, Massachusetts, a few miles south of...

George Westinghouse, Inventor

His air brakes and other railroad signal and safety inventions made rail transport faster, safer, and more efficient. George Westinghouse was a prolific inventor. In...

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...

The Life and Struggles of Winston Churchill: The War in 1942

Britain and the USA made joint plans for the war in 1942, with Europe as the primary theater of war. Meanwhile, in Asia, Japan...