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The Legend Of The French Heiress Lost At Sea And Found On The Throne Of The Ottoman Empire

The Legend Of The French Heiress Lost At Sea And Found On The Throne Of The Ottoman Empire

When Aimée du Buc de Rivéry disappeared at the end of the 18th century, people speculated that she may have somehow become the Sultana Valide of the Ottoman Empire. But could this be true?
Who Was The Man In The Iron Mask, The Anonymous 17th-Century French Prisoner?

Who Was The Man In The Iron Mask, The Anonymous 17th-Century French Prisoner?

Even after his death, the government took great care to hide the identity of the Man in the Iron Mask. His clothes were promptly burned at dawn and his cell was immediately scraped and whitewashed.
Meet Madame De Montespan, The Unofficial ‘Queen Of Versailles’ Dethroned By Rumors Of Infanticide

Meet Madame De Montespan, The Unofficial ‘Queen Of Versailles’ Dethroned By Rumors Of Infanticide

The Marquise de Montespan had the heart of the king, but it was rumored that she'd used black magic to get it.
The Full Story Of Judy Garland’s Death — And Her Tragic Final Days

The Full Story Of Judy Garland’s Death — And Her Tragic Final Days

When Judy Garland died of a drug overdose after struggling with addiction at age 47 in 1969, many were sad but few were surprised. Unfortunately, how she died was all too similar to how she lived.
Meet Darya Saltykova, The Russian Blood Countess Who Slaughtered 138 Of Her Serfs For Fun

Meet Darya Saltykova, The Russian Blood Countess Who Slaughtered 138 Of Her Serfs For Fun

It was said Darya Saltykova flayed her young servants, poured boiling water on them, and even trampled the belly of one who was pregnant.
Inside Slavutych, The Eerie Soviet City Built To House The Survivors Of Chernobyl

Inside Slavutych, The Eerie Soviet City Built To House The Survivors Of Chernobyl

Constructed from scratch 30 years ago, Slavutych was intended to be a "paradise" after the infamous nuclear disaster — but it hasn't exactly worked out as planned.
How French ‘Casket Girls’ Were Forced Into The New World To ‘Tame’ The Male Settlers

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

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

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

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

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.