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This Week In History News, Feb. 10 – 16

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 Nun Faked Her Own Death To Escape Convent And ‘Pursue Carnal Lust’

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.
New Report Reveals Hundreds Of Sex Abuse Victims In The Southern Baptist Church

New Report Reveals Hundreds Of Sex Abuse Victims In The Southern Baptist Church

According to a new report, some 380 Southern Baptist officials and volunteers are believed to have abused more than 700 victims since 1998.
Pope Francis Reveals Catholic Priests Used Nuns As Sex Slaves

Pope Francis Reveals Catholic Priests Used Nuns As Sex Slaves

Pope Francis' statements come after a report was released last week by a Vatican women's magazine which detailed nuns forced to abort priests' children.
7-Year-Old Boy Dies After Parents Punish Him For Forgetting Bible Verses

7-Year-Old Boy Dies After Parents Punish Him For Forgetting Bible Verses

Timothy Hauschultz punished his 7-year-old son for forgetting 13 Bible verses by forcing him to undergo manual labor in the winter while his teenage son beat him.
Christian Missionary From Maine Breaks Brazilian Law And Endangers An Uncontacted Tribe

Christian Missionary From Maine Breaks Brazilian Law And Endangers An Uncontacted Tribe

Steve Campbell claims he had to cross the tribe's land in order to reach another group with whom he has been in contact for nearly 50 years.
The Story Of Nathuram Godse, The Man Who Killed Gandhi

The Story Of Nathuram Godse, The Man Who Killed Gandhi

Hindu extremist Nathuram Godse, the man who killed Gandhi, remains a controversial figure in India to this day — here's why.
Black Shuck: The Mythic Hellhound Of Medieval England Said To Portend Your Death

Black Shuck: The Mythic Hellhound Of Medieval England Said To Portend Your Death

"He takes the form of a huge black dog, and prowls along dark lanes and lonesome field footpaths, where, although his howling makes the hearer's blood run cold, his footfalls make no sound."
Santa Muerte: The Saint Of Death That The Vatican Tried To Shut Down

Santa Muerte: The Saint Of Death That The Vatican Tried To Shut Down

Her worshippers vary from those pushed to the fringes of society to occultists, drug lords, and prisoners – and the Santa Muerte has garnered more followers in the past decade than any religion before it.
Albert Einstein’s Infamous ‘God Letter’ Just Sold For A Whopping $2.9 Million

Albert Einstein’s Infamous ‘God Letter’ Just Sold For A Whopping $2.9 Million

"The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses..."
8 Norse Gods With Stories You’ll Never Learn In School

8 Norse Gods With Stories You’ll Never Learn In School

Whether Odin, Frigg, Thor, Balder, or Freyja, these Norse gods boast tales that are far more outrageous than you ever realized.