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Were There Cannibals In Ancient Britain?

“There’s a lot more variability in human cultures, and cultural behavior, than we might think.” – Pat Shipman, anthropology professor at Penn State University.…

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How to Forge a Norman Spearhead

In AD 1066, a date widely regarded as one of the most important dates in all of world history, William the Conqueror invaded Saxon…

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Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the Beloved Prussian Queen

Duchess Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was married to King Frederick William III of Prussia, making her the Queen Consort, from 1797-1810. In 1807, Louise met…

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Who Was Computer Programmer Grace Hopper?

Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was a United States Navy rear admiral and a computer scientist who was one of the Harvard Mark I’s first…

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The Successful Entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker, “the world’s most successful female entrepreneur of her time,”, was an African American entrepreneur, business owner, philanthropist, and activist. She developed…

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Founding Father John Jay

Founding Father John Jay was a patriot and diplomat along with one of the signers of the Treaty of Paris. Along with that, he…

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This 900-Year-Old Mummy From Siberia Still Has Eyelashes

“This radically changes our concept about this graveyard. It’s amazing.” – Archaeologist Alexander Gusev. SALEKHARD, SIBERIA – one mummified woman has finally been unearthed…

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Women’s Rights Advocate Bella Abzug

Bella Abzug, or “Battling Bella” as she was called, was a lawyer, social activist, leader of the Women’s Rights Movement, and member of the…

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BookCeption: Imaging Unveils A Manuscript Hidden in a Book’s Binding

For 500 years, the words on one slip of parchment have been unreadable. The manuscript was used to bind a book of medieval poetry…

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Charles R. Drew, the Surgeon Instrumental in Creating Blood Banks during World War II

Dr. Charles Richard Drew was a physician, surgeon, and medical researcher. Drew specifically researched blood transfusions and was able to develop new techniques for…

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