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Ji An And His Life Of Critiques

Ji An was an interesting government official of the 2nd century BCE, who served the Han emperors of China. He descended from a prominent...

The Tale Of Mad King Aristobulus I

When High Priest John Hyrcanus of Jerusalem died in 104 BCE, he was survived by his wife and five sons. The office of high...

Appius Herdonius And His Failed Slave Revolt In Rome

  In the year 460 BCE, a man named Appius Herdonius reportedly led a campaign against Rome and successfully seized the Capitoline Hill.  Although no known...

Zou Yushan And His Ascension And Demise Through Assassination

  In the 130s BCE, the kingdom of Minyue (approximately Fujian Province, China) ran afoul of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty (r. 141-87 BCE)....

The Martyrdom Of Priscus And The Relentless Revenge Against His Killer

Among the courtiers of King Chilperic of the Franks (r. 561-584) was an interesting figure named Priscus. This man walked a dangerous line during...

The Life Of Relentless King Hrœrek

King Hrœrek was a powerful chieftain or petty king in Hedmark, Norway, who was at his political height in the early 11th century. He...

The Tales Of Fierce Freydis Eiriksdottir

Freydis Eiriksdottir came from a family of adventurers and explorers. Her father was Eirik the Red, the man who spearheaded the Nordic settlement of...

The Dramatic Exile And Return of Bishop Aetherius Of Lisieux

  Aetherius was a bishop of Lisieux, in northern France, during the reign of King Chilperic of the Franks (r. 561-584). The bishop was described...

Norton I—Emperor Of The United States And Protector Of Mexico

  In 1819, Joshua Abraham Norton was born to a family of merchants somewhere in Britain. While Norton was still young, his family moved to...

The Tale of Gonzalo Guerrero, The Conquistador Adopted Into Mayan Society

  In March 1517, the expedition of Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba reached the native Yucatan town of Campeche. What happened there was a surreal experience...

Árni Magnússon And His Many Chests Of Original Icelandic Manuscripts

  In the year 1663, Árni Magnússon was born in the region of Kvennabrekka, Iceland. The occupations and status of his family would serve him...

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Ji An And His Life Of Critiques

Ji An was an interesting government official of the 2nd century BCE, who served the Han emperors of China. He descended from a prominent...

The Tale Of Mad King Aristobulus I

When High Priest John Hyrcanus of Jerusalem died in 104 BCE, he was survived by his wife and five sons. The office of high...

The Martyrdom Of Priscus And The Relentless Revenge Against His Killer

Among the courtiers of King Chilperic of the Franks (r. 561-584) was an interesting figure named Priscus. This man walked a dangerous line during...

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The Life Of Relentless King Hrœrek

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The Tales Of Fierce Freydis Eiriksdottir

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