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The Tale Of Ning Cheng’s Dramatic Downfall And Resurgence In Ancient China

Ning Cheng was an ancient Chinese government official who began his career during the reign of Emperor Jing (r. 157-141 BCE). He steadily ascended...

Sappho of Lesbos And The Husband Hoax

Sappho was a woman from the Greek island of Lesbos who prolifically composed songs and poems during the late 7th and early 6th centuries...

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 Tale Of A Bold, Zealous, And Crazy Servant From Bigorra

Sometime prior to the year 580, a servant from the region of Bigorra in southern France suddenly disappeared from his post to start a...

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...

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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The Tale Of Ning Cheng’s Dramatic Downfall And Resurgence In Ancient China

Ning Cheng was an ancient Chinese government official who began his career during the reign of Emperor Jing (r. 157-141 BCE). He steadily ascended...

Sappho of Lesbos And The Husband Hoax

Sappho was a woman from the Greek island of Lesbos who prolifically composed songs and poems during the late 7th and early 6th centuries...

The Tale Of A Bold, Zealous, And Crazy Servant From Bigorra

Sometime prior to the year 580, a servant from the region of Bigorra in southern France suddenly disappeared from his post to start a...

The Soap Opera Family Drama Of The Royal Family Of Hengshan

Liu Ci came from controversial roots and would continue the family drama into his own personal life. He was a grandson of the Han...

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...

Lü Jia And His Futile Efforts To Save His Homeland Of Southern Yue

The final decade of the 3rd century BCE and the first decade of the 2nd century BCE were times of heavy state building in...

The Life Of Relentless King Hrœrek

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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...
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