27 Interesting Facts About William Shakespeare The Bard Probably Wouldn’t Want You To Know About
These interesting facts about William Shakespeare will change everything you thought you knew about the infamous bard.
Without Noseless Mad Scientist Tycho Brahe, Astronomy Would Still Be In The Dark Ages
Tycho Brahe kept a drunken elk in his entourage, supposedly had an affair with the queen of Denmark, and totally changed our understanding of the universe itself.
This Week In History News, Apr. 28 – May 4
Legendary Eskimo slaughter site uncovered, Ancient Greek murder mystery solved, Black Death-era coins dug up.
557 Rare Coins From Black Death Era Dug Up By Amateur Metal Detectorists
The haul is estimated to be worth more than $195,000 and believed to be the biggest of its kind in the United Kingdom in the last decade.
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.
This Week In History News, Feb. 17 – 23
Medieval sword found in sewer, secrets of Stonehenge's construction revealed, WWII American shipwreck uncovered.
Agnès Sorel: History’s First Official Royal Mistress And The Most Powerful Woman In The French Court
Agnès Sorel rose to unprecedented heights of power for a woman in medieval France, yet her opponents succeeded in leaving her remembered as a power-hungry harlot.
This Week In History News, Feb. 10 – 16
Study shows Native American genocide caused ice age, Hitler's paintings go up for auction, text reveals medieval nun fled to "pursue carnal lust."
Medieval Sword Pulled Out Of Danish Sewer With Blade Still Intact
"The best explanation we can come up with is that the owner of the sword was defeated in a battle."
Medieval Nun Faked Her Own Death To Escape Convent And ‘Pursue Carnal Lust’
Joan of Leeds created a makeshift dummy to throw Archbishop Melton off track. She then fled to a town 30 miles away and was never seen again.
Inside The Terrifying But Necessary Job Of A Medieval Plague Doctor
The uniform featured an all-leather ensemble with a beak-like mask stuffed with burning herbs and a top hat — which signaled that the person was, in fact, a doctor.