The Queen’s Rival – The Scandalous Death of Amy Robsart

Of all man’s motives for murder, surely one of the commonest takes its shape from the triangle of love. Crimes of passion are universal. They are eternal. They add the luster of romance to the plain brutality of an unsolved killing. And […]

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Marie Duplessis – The Fabulous Yet Tragic Destiny of France’s Most Celebrated Courtesan

Marie Duplessis ​​was a French courtesan and mistress to a number of prominent and wealthy men. She was born Alphonsine Plessis on 15 January 1824, to Marin Plessis, a peddler,​​ and Marie-Louse Deshayes, a local farmer’s daughter. Marie was not born out […]

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Roza Shanina – The Short ​​Life of Stalin’s Russian Female Sniper

Roza Shanina was an exceptional, legendary sniper during World War II, a brave female-soldier known for her beauty, high moral qualities and shooting accuracy. ​​She was credited with fifty-nine confirmed kills, including twelve soldiers during the Battle of Vilnius. ​​And she also […]

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The Black Dahlia – The Tragic Fate​​ of Elizabeth Short

On January 15, 1947, the mutilated body of a young woman was found in an open area in Los Angeles on South Norton Avenue near 39th Street. The police later found that the woman was known as the Black Dahlia. Although her […]

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