How French ‘Casket Girls’ Were Forced Into The New World To ‘Tame’ The Male Settlers
In the 1700s, there were too many men and not enough women in France's Louisiana territory. So King Louis XIV devised a "solution."
Pickfair Was The Estate Of Hollywood Royalty — Then ‘Ghosts’ Caused Its Downfall
In the 1920s, Pickfair was the most famous mansion in Hollywood, home to lavish parties and famous guests. But after new owners claimed the property was haunted, it met an unfortunate demise.
Harold Wilson: The Pipe-Smoking People’s Prime Minister Who Kept A Photo Of The Queen In His Wallet
The Lion of the Labour Party, Harold Wilson forged a close relationship with the Crown to focus on the working class and lead Britain through its "Golden Age of the Welfare State."
The Princess And The Playboy: Inside The Rocky Marriage Of Princess Margaret And Antony Armstrong-Jones
Through his turbulent marriage, the unabashedly cheeky Antony Armstrong-Jones went from a common photographer to the Earl of Snowdon — and dragged the royal family into the 20th century.
Molested, Murdered, And Mummified: The Crimes Of Serial Killer Rosemary West
Rosemary West seemed like an unassuming British mother, but her home concealed brutal incest, beatings, and the remains of numerous young women — including her own daughter.
Inside The Final Days Before Marie Antoinette’s Death Sated France’s Bloodlust
The days preceding Marie Antoinette's execution were excruciating. She was imprisoned, endured allegations of incest, and her hair went white overnight from shock.
The Groom Of The Stool, The Prestigious King’s Aide Who Would ‘Wipe His Nether End’
Though the Groom of the Stool transported the king's portable toilet and recorded his bowel movements, the royal toilet attendant was nonetheless a coveted position.
The Ariel Castro Kidnappings: How One Vile Man Abused Three Women For A Decade
Cleveland abduction victims Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight, and Amanda Berry were forced to live in Ariel Castro's house of horrors for 10 years. He raped and beat them until they escaped in 2013.
Abandoned, Abused, Exploited: Inside The Cursed Life Of The Feral Child, Genie Wiley
"Feral Child" Genie Wiley was strapped to a chair in a makeshift straitjacket for 13 years. Her extreme neglect resulted in a rare opportunity for researchers to study human development, though perhaps at her expense.
Meet Adolphe Sax: The Badass Who Invented The Saxophone And Cheated Death 7 Times
No one thought Adolphe Sax would make it past childhood after his myriad near-death experiences. But he did — and invented an instrument that revolutionized the music world.
Meet The Edelweiss Pirates: The Little-Known Teenaged Resistance Fighters Of Nazi Germany
In stark contrast to the Hitler Youth, the Edelweiss Pirates resisted Nazism in any way they could at a time when doing so was a criminal offense.