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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.

Agesilaus II, King of Sparta

Agesilaus was the younger son of Archidamus, one of the two kings of Sparta. His mother was called Eupolia. After Archidamus died Agesilaus’ older...

The Life and Struggles of Winston Churchill: World War One

Winston found his post as Home Secretary depressing, but his next task in government as First Lord of the Admiralty brought him even greater...

Billy Bishop – Canadian Flying Ace

William Avery Bishop, also known as Billy Bishop, was born in Owen Sound, Ontario on February 8, 1894. He was the third of four...

Rabin’s Definitive Legacy

So we begin, with two different episodes from Rabin's life, two episodes that show him in two completely different lights. One as the decisive...

Eumenes of Cardia

We know nothing of Eumenes’ early life before he became a friend of Philip II of Macedon (342 BC) and then his secretary,...

The Life and Struggles of Winston Churchill: Europe in Peril

On September 3, 1939, the day World War Two was declared, Winston was appointed to Prime Minister Chamberlain's War Cabinet as First Lord of...

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...

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...

Johan Christian Fabricius: The Danish Zoologist

Johan Christian Fabricius lived from 7 January 1745 to 3 March 1808 and was a Danish zoologist specializing in insects which included what are...

Eleanor of Aquitaine: Twelfth century Ruling Queen

Eleanor of Aquitaine is one of the most famous women of the Middle Ages. Intelligent and colorful, she was Queen of both France...