For every royal person who has disappeared, presumed murdered, in mysterious circumstances, there has been someone, often more than one person, who has claimed his or her identity. Yet never have so many claimants come forward as those who have asserted themselves […]
He was born in 1900, the son of a minor post-office official. In the First World War he served in the artillery – though he never heard any shots fired in anger. Afterwards he was employed in estate management. He also joined […]
Elizabeth I was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death on 24 March 1603. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the last monarch of the House of Tudor. She was the […]
Harassed by the Nazis after a love affair with Joseph Goebbels, Lida Baarova, one of the most celebrated actresses of Czechoslovakia and Germany was left to contemplate the tragically missed opportunities for the rest of her life.