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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.

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...

The Rise, Reign and Fall of Anne Boleyn, Part 5

By late August, 1533, all was in readiness for Anne to retire into seclusion for the birth of her child. In those days,...

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....

General James Neill 1810 – 1857

James Neill was born on 26th May 1810 in the village of Dalry, Ayrshire in Scotland. Following an education at the University of Glasgow,...

The Last Soviet Leader

Gorbachev's perestroika (economic reformations) and glasnost (openness) prepared the USSR for democratic reforms and improved Western relations. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev was the Union of Soviet...

Sir Thomas Lipton: Purveyor of Tea and America’s Cup Yachtsman

Learning from his experience in America, Lipton brought new methods of marketing and advertising to his grocery business in Glasgow. By the middle of the...

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...

The Life and Struggles of Winston Churchill: Victory in Sight

1942 was a year of contrasts. The war in Russia was still ferociously fought, yet the first signs of final Allied victory could be...

Harry Winston, “The King of Diamonds”

The "King of Diamonds", Harry Winston (b. 1896 - d. 1978) was a hard-headed businessman and a fanatical gem-collector. The American jeweler famous for...

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...