Meet the Swiss nurse who helped hundreds of Spanish and Jewish refugees give birth in a French château.
In the 19th century, dancing was a dangerous game.
Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot drew the map of the modern Middle East during World War I. To this day, we’re still fighting over imaginary lines.
Klaus Barbie’s career is one of America’s best-kept secrets.
Literary legends Ernest Hemingway and J.D. Salinger met more than once in the middle of World War II.
Fratricide, concubines, conquest … it was all preamble in the transformation of a rogue into an equal of the apostles.
After dabbling in spiritualism and satanism, an Italian lawyer named Bartolo Longo became a lay brother and decided to jump lanes, dedicating his life to good works.
This is how religious belief led to an epidemic of dark, twisted murders.
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Long before she was elevated to sainthood, this medieval Eastern European monarch took vengeance to a whole new level.
Who’s to blame: elites or the plebes?
Few hated the Mafia as much as Benito Mussolini. So he sent his Iron Prefect to Sicily to wipe them out.