Napoleon's signature

Napoléon’s Signatures: The Story of a Decline in Handwriting

As Napoléon’s career and mental conditions declined in his later years, his signature suffered greatly.

Trotsky’s New York Minute

Trotsky in New York.
Winston Churchill and Bernard Baruch

Was Winston Churchill a “Drunk in Charge”?

Winston Churchill's status is history is decided. His status as a drinker is disputed.
Nuremburg Trials Defendants in the Dock

Anniversary: The Nuremberg Trials

On November 20th, 1945, in the wake of the Second World War, the Nuremberg War Crime Trials began. ...

Kurds: In the Middle of the Middle East

A brief history of Kurds and Middle Eastern politics.

Escapist Humor in East and West Berlin

Humor in East and West Berlin before the wall came down.

Remembering and Representing Alan Turing

The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is opening in wide release later this fall, bringing the tragic story of ...
„John Franklin-Expedition- 1845-  public domain

Lost Franklin Expedition Ship Found by Canadian Scientists

In 2014, a Canadian team announced they had found the shipwrecks of John Franklin's lost 1845 expedition.
The Burning of the Library at Alexandria in 391 AD

A Brief History of the Yazidis of Iraq

From the Christian mob’s destruction of Sarapeum in Alexandria in 391 CE to the Taliban’s 2001 dynamiting of ...