Elizabeth Bathory is a historical figure with much controversy surrounding her name. Many fantasists claim that she was one of the first vampires, possibly a Queen of the Vampires. Others claim that the Countess was simply the worst female serial killer in history, killing over six hundred innocent...
The Vikings struck terror into the hearts of Europeans, but in the Middle East they were viewed in an entirely different light.
On February 18, 1478, George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, was executed. He was the brother of Edward IV and was rumored to have been executed in malmsey wine, but is that really true?
Henry VIII, King of England, beheaded his wives, Anne Boleyn, and Katherine Howard. George Boleyn, Henry Howard, Thomas Howard, all beheaded, and another Thomas Howard died in the Tower of London...
Pirates were known for the great horror they caused through the weapons they used. They used many items to instill terror from cannons to revolvers.
Medieval treatment for the Black Death ranged from the weird to the desperate, but ultimately, all the cures for the Black Death were ineffective. Find out about the attempted remedies for the plague.
The Italian Renaissance slowly moved north, first to Germany and then to the Netherlands, and German Albrecht Durer was its leader.
The Battle of Hattin was a great victory for Saladin, who used his faster, lighter forces to great effect. He was assisted to a great extent by his enemy King Guy, who chose to march heavily armoured troops through a water-less region at the hottest time of the year.
On November 8, 1543, Lettice Knollys was born. She would have three husbands but the second of those incurred the wrath of Elizabeth I that continued until Elizabeth's death in 1603.
Feared as an all-conquering invader during his lifetime, William the Conqueror suffered an ignominious death, a farcical funeral and his remains were repeatedly desecrated for 1000 years afterwards.