Black Caesar the Pirate

Black Caesar gained infamy as a pirate and served on the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the flagship commanded by Edward Teach, more commonly known as Blackbeard.

York – A true American hero of the Lewis and Clark expedition

Following the Louisiana Purchase by the United States from the French First Republic in 1803, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned an expedition westward to the Pacific Ocean to map the new territory.

Liu Bang – The peasant that become an Emperor

Emperor Gaozu of Han, born Liu Bang, was the founder and first emperor of the Han dynasty, reigning in 202–195 BC.

Who was Delfina Cuero?

In 1968, Florence Connolly Shipek, an anthropologist and professor of American Indian History, published a book called "Delfina Cuero: Her Autobiography-An Account of her Last Years and Her Ethnobotanic Contributions." The purpose of this book was to ‘prove’ the American citizenship of Delfina.

The early life of Cleopatra

Cleopatra VII Philopator, most commonly known as Cleopatra, was queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt and the last ruler before the country was annexed by the late Roman Republic.

Locusta – The notorious Roman poisoner

Locusta was a notorious poisoner during the 1st-century AD, who’s fame led to her being in the service of the Roman ruling class to assassinate opponents during the final two reigns of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.

Lucius Tarquinius Superbus – The Last King of Rome

Before the foundation of the Roman Republic, Rome was ruled over by a succession of Kings (rex) starting with Romulus, the legendary founder.

Yasuke – The African Samurai

Almost 450 years ago, an African man in the service of the Jesuits arrived in Japan, who would become the first foreign-born person to obtain the title of samurai, also referred to as bushi.

In History : Dracula’s Son – “The Evil One”

Mihnea cel Rău, meaning "the Bad" or "the Evil One" was the son of Vlad III (more commonly known as Vlad the Impaler), who ruled as the Voivode of Wallachia in present-day Romania.

The Real Dracula?

“Dracula”, published in 1897 by the Irish Author Bram Stoker, introduced audiences to the infamous Count and his dark world of sired vampiric minions.

Æthelred the “Unready” – The Lost King of England

Æthelred II, also dubbed the Unready was King of Saxon England during 978–1013 and 1014–1016. Under his father Kind Edgar, England had experienced a period of peace after the reconquest of the Danelaw in the mid-10th century.

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