Uncovered Titanic Love Letter Reveals Near-Disaster Days Before It Hit The Iceberg
"I could see visions of Belfast it must have been a trying time for the Captain," Richard Geddes wrote to his wife, four days before the Titanic sank.
Perverse, Provocateur, And Oscar Wilde’s Protégé: The Brief And Scandalous Story Of Artist Aubrey Beardsley
Aubrey Beardsley delighted in scandalizing his Victorian audiences with erotic and morbid artworks, and he would become entangled in a scandal with none other than Oscar Wilde.
This Week In History News, Apr. 14 – 20
Roman-era human sacrifice victims uncovered, stunning artwork found inside Ancient Egyptian tomb, liquid blood extracted from prehistoric horse specimen.
Workers Laying Pipe In Britain Discover Grisly Remains Of Roman-Era Human Sacrifice Victims
One of the victims had their skull placed by their feet. Another had her feet cut off and her arms tied behind her back.
How The Kray Twins Ruled The Underworld Of Swinging Sixties London In Style
The Kray brothers Ronnie and Reggie may have owned dozens of nightclubs and hobnobbed with celebrities, but they also committed some of the most shocking murders gangland London had ever seen.
Josef Jakobs: The Bungling Nazi Spy And Last Person To Die At The Tower Of London
Because he bungled his landing after jumping from a Nazi plane into England and broke his ankle, when he was captured, Josef Jakobs' execution was done as he sat.
The Unfortunate Story Of Pete Best: The ‘Fifth’ Beatle The Band Left Behind
Before Ringo Starr, the Beatles toured with drummer Pete Best, but differences led to his ousting on the band's very brink of fame.
25 Rocking Images Of 1950s Britain’s ‘Feral Youth’, The Teddy Boys
The manic exploits of the Teddy Boys made the whole of Britain fear teens through the '50s.
Ivar The Boneless: The Crippled Viking Leader Who Led The Most Brutal Invasion Of England
Despite his mythic handicap, Ivar the Boneless a.k.a. Ivar Ragnarsson was the most fearsome Viking of his time and conquered England with his heathen army.
Pemulwuy: The ‘Troublesome Savage’ Who Led The Aborigines Against Australia’s Colonizers
Pemulwuy so successfully evaded death at the hands of the colonizers he resisted that his people came to believe he was actually impervious to lead.
The True Story Of The Unlikely Friendship Between Queen Victoria And Her Indian Servant, Abdul Karim
The friendship that blossomed between Queen Victoria and her servant, Abdul Karim, scandalized the court, which tried to erase Karim from history once the Queen died.