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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.

Blessed Clemens August von Galen: The Lion of Munster

Not long ago, my mother and I discussed a relative my Great-Grandmother used to speak of: a Cardinal in the family, back in Germany....

The Rise, Reign and Fall of Anne Boleyn, Part 4

The populace were divided in their reaction to Henry's destruction of Papal influence in England. Many welcomed it, but others saw it as the...

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...

Wilhelm II and Prince Heinrich: Brothers? Yes; Twins? NOT Quite!

Prince Henry was Gro├čadmiral of the German Navy, a pilot, race driver, sailboat racer, and the brother of Kaiser Wilhelm. World War I was...

Floyd Allen: An Idiot and His Massacre

Floyd Allen, son of Jeremiah Allen, was a farmer, head of a gang, and all around idiot. This gang, known as the Allen clan,...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...