Why King Edward VIII of England gave up his throne for a Woman in...
With his abdication, Edward VIII became the first—and so far, the only—British monarch to abdicate the throne voluntarily.
13 Interesting Facts about Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler committed suicide 10 days after his 56th birthday on April 30, 1945...
Why was Queen Mary I of England called ‘Bloody Mary’?
During Queen Mary's reign, 227 men and 56 women were executed, including Bishops Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Latimer, and Thomas Cranmer...
Was Queen Elizabeth I of England really a Virgin Queen?
Elizabeth I died unmarried in 1603...and was hailed as England's famous Virgin Queen. Her death...simply helped to fuel rumours about her personal life.
How Pope John XII turned the Vatican to a Whorehouse
John XII preferred battles to Bible study, hunting to holiness, and was a notorious adulterer and liar. The prestige of the papacy was at its lowest ebb.
Mary Toft: The English Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits
These rabbits were often delivered with their sharp nails intact. It was a miracle Mary Toft didn’t die of a bacterial infection.
Why Thomas Blood Was Pardoned, Rewarded for stealing the King’s Crown in 1671
Thomas Blood was not only pardoned, but he was also given land in Ireland worth £500 a year. The reasons for the king’s pardon and reward remain unknown.