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 […]
In the most devastating air raid history had witnessed, more than 300 American bombers launched several thousand incendiary bombs over Tokyo that burned more than 100,000 people and seriously injured another million. Not even the atomic bombardments of Hiroshima and Nagasaki could […]
With an equally contested definition, referring to the deliberate destruction of a race, ethnic or religious group, genocides were committed in modern and ancient society in every corner of the globe. From the greed for territorial supremacy to the absurd hatred of […]
The history of the twentieth century was full of events that changed the world. The humanity was devastated by events such as the Pearl Harbor attack, the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy or that of the black leader, Martin Luther […]
In the last decades, many brand personalities have suddenly and inexplicably disappeared in plane crashes. Their common denominator is that the reasons for these catastrophes could not be elucidated beyond a reason of doubt, but instead blamed on time issues, technical failures, […]
On August 24, 79 AD, almost two millennia ago, the largest natural disaster known in the history of Europe took place: the eruption of Vesuvius volcano, which would cover with ash and molten lava three Roman cities: Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae.
Dickens met the Ternan family of actresses, Maria, Fanny, Ellen, and their widowed mother, Frances, during rehearsals for Wilkie Collins’ play The Frozen Deep in August 1857. The forty-five-year-old Dickens became besotted with the youngest of the sisters, eighteen-year-old Ellen Ternan, called Nelly. Dickens managed […]
Barbara Jane Mackle led a charmed life. The 20-year-old was pretty and popular, the daughter of Robert F. Mackle, a Miami-based millionaire who, with his two brothers, owned the Deltona Corporation, one of the biggest home-building companies in the U.S., and was […]
Antony and Cleopatra are arguably the most famous lovers in history. Their love affair, their war together, their defeat and, finally, their suicides have been told and retold for centuries, but are still holding the same fascination over millions of people.