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.
The British Royal Family: 10 Astonishing Facts You Didn’t Know
We all know of the British Royal Family and how proper their vocabulary is. But...there are some completely normal words they are not allowed to say...
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.
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.
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.
The 1649 Execution of King Charles I of England
On January 30, 1649, King Charles I of England was executed. It was an unprecedented trial and killing of a sovereign. It was a regicide.