In October 1861, Colonel Jefferson Jones of Callaway County, Missouri, negotiated a compromise to avoid invasion by Union troops. Jones declared the county independent of external government control, and it subsequently became known as the Kingdom of Callaway.
The Tudors are cool again. For the past few centuries Henry VIII has been regarded as a bloated, ulcerated wife-killer whilst his unfortunate assortment of spouses have been reduced to a playground ditty - "Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived". Then in 2007 The Tudors, hit our...
Here are some of the stories of Irish women and young girls who were sent to Tasmania in Australia as punishment for small crimes. These women and children convicts were transported to Australia on the John Calvin ship in 1848.
Nancy Wake was very successful at covert operations during World War II. By 1943, she was the most wanted person by the German Gestapo. She received medals from France, Britain and the United States.
The 20th century saw a lot of stuff invented. Here's 20 of them.
There are over three million shipwrecks on the ocean floor. Here are some of the best examples!
One declaration of love and the whole world changed. Henry the eighth had more influence on our modern life than you would think possible. For a start we wouldn't have the Internet! Here's why!
The Civil War (1861-185) sometimes called, the war between the states, war between brothers, or war between the North and the South, was the most significant war ever fought on American soil.
334 years before Christ, Alexander of Macedon stormed into Asia Minor and began a series of conquests that would result in the defeat of the mighty Persian Empire, the integration of Greek thought and language throughout the Middle-East and India...
The queen consort of England, Jane Seymour, was seemingly perfect in every way. What was the story behind this remarkable woman? And, what would have happened had she lived?