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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.

Wilson Pasha – Chief Engineer to the Egyptian Government

A few lines written by my Great Aunt led me to investigate her husband's father Wilson Pasha, engineer for the Egyptian Government from 1857...

Eliza Jane Poitevent Holbrook Nicholson (1849-1896)

A ground breaker in her time, Eliza Nicholson was the first woman publisher of a daily newspaper in the Deep South. Eliza Nicholson was the...

The Story of the Trung Sisters: A Leader Is Made

The Trung sisters are national heroines in VietNam, with many statues and temples in their honor. This is the story of how they became...

Who Was Al Capone?

Just the name Al Capone connotes the dark and seamy underworld of mobsters, prohibition, Elliot Ness and gangland killings. But who was this brilliant...

The Life and Struggles of Winston Churchill: The Road to War

In 1939, Winston's many predictions made over the years came true as one Nazi aggression after another took place, and World War Two began. In...

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) became famous for proposing the evolution theory. Darwinism has been both a blessing and a curse for humanity. Darwin was greatly influenced...

The Life and Struggles of Winston Churchill: Britain Stands Alone

By June 1940, Britain was the last combatant still free to resist the Nazis. Churchill wanted to enlist the United States for the struggle...

Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794)

Maximilien Marie Isidore de Robespierre was born in Arras on the 6th May 1758. The son of a lawyer, he was educated in Paris...

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...

The Life and Struggles of Winston Churchill: Russia Beleaguered

In 1942, the Russians were in the front line of World War Two. Meanwhile, the USA, a more recent combatant, was still gearing up...