According to Henry Murray, an American psychologist and a Harvard professor, one of the most brutal tyrants in world history was a diagnosed schizophrenic on a mission to avenge his childhood years of repressed rage. In 1943, the OSS, a precursor to […]
Romulus was the legendary founder and first king of Rome. Various traditions attribute the establishment of many of Rome’s oldest legal, political, religious, and social institutions to Romulus and his contemporaries. One day Romulus was reviewing his troops in the Campus Martius […]
In July 1674 workmen employed in demolishing a stone staircase in the Tower of London made a gruesome discovery. Beneath the bottom stair, buried ten feet deep, they found an old wooden chest. Inside were the skeletons of two children; one lay […]
The Ghosts of Versailles story was told by two English school teachers, Charlotte Anne Moberly, and Eleanor Jourdain. Both women came from respectable families and held important positions at respectable English schools. The two ladies were in Paris in August of 1901 […]
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.