Was Mary Magdalene Destined To Be the First Pope?

New evidence has recently been uncovered and it implies that Mary Magdalene was the likely successor of Jesus. The importance of Mary Magdalene has always been accepted because...

The Real History of the Romani People and the Misnomer of Gypsies

Colloquially, and rather insultingly, known as 'gypsies', the history and culture of the Romani people is surrounded by stereotypes and misnomers, none more damningly pervasive...

Interesting Facts About the Vietnam War

A long war which began in 1955 and didn’t end until 1979, the Vietnam War is one of the most well-known conflicts of recent years. There are many...

42 Deadly Facts About The Onna-Bugeisha, Japan’s Lethal Warrior Women

For several centuries, there was a branch of warriors among the Japanese nobility that was made up entirely of women. These were the onna-bugeisha, and Japanese history...

Seductive Facts About History’s Most Powerful Mistresses

Mistresses were an integral part of many powerful unions. For most of recorded history, marriage was all business. Physical and emotional fulfillment could be happy accidents, but...

What Are Civil Rights? Definition and Examples

Civil rights are the rights of individuals to be protected against unfair treatment based on certain personal characteristics like race, gender, age, or disability. Governments enact civil...

Russian Folklore: Baba Yaga as a Symbol of Mother Nature

Russian folklore plays an important role in contemporary Russian culture. Children learn folktales from a very early age and are taught folk sayings and proverbs, songs, and...

The Origin of the Word “Boycott”

We’ve all heard of boycotting events or places – in today’s world anyone will boycott anything for any reason! There’s boycotts at sport events, boycotts of TV shows,...

Decadent Facts About The French Monarchy

It’s hard to say what the French Monarchy is more famous for: its legendary decadence or its brutal and violent end. From the days of the extravagant...

Haunting Facts About History’s Greatest Tragedies

Natural disasters, deaths, and raging fires: the world is full of tragedies, and not just the kind you find in Shakespeare plays. Here is a curated collection...


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