History

How The Bloodiest War In The Americas Killed Almost All Of Paraguay's Men


May 16, 2018

|Ariel Rodriguez

The Triple Alliance War left Paraguay without 90% of its men and killed about 60% of the entire population. It all happened when the President decided to interfere in Uruguay's civil war. This backfired on him and caused Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay to declare war on Paraguay.

The Forgotten Heroine Who Inspired The Greatest Liberator Of America


May 11, 2018

|Ariel Rodriguez

Manuela Saenz is remembered as the heroine who save Simon Bolivar from an assassination attempt.

"Don't Cry For Me, Argentina:" Evita's Life In 20 Photos


May 3, 2018

|María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

The illegitimate daughter of a wealthy man, Eva Perón managed to become one of the most powerful and iconic women of the 20th century.

6 Facts You Need To Know About Cinco De Mayo Before Prepping The Guacamole


May 2, 2018

|María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated all over the US, but most people don't even know why, or they believe it's Mexico's Independence Day.

Carlota, The Belgian Princess Who Went Mad When She Became A Mexican Empress


May 2, 2018

|María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

Empress Carlota of Mexico is often seen as a secondary character in the history of Mexico, always behind her husband Maximilian. However, she was quite an active figure in the politics of the Empire and was the first woman to rule in Latin America.

The Harem Slave Who Ruled The Ottoman Empire


April 25, 2018

|María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

Alexandra Lisowska, best known as Roxelana or Hurrem Sultan, became the most powerful and influential woman of the Ottoman Empire after marrying Suleiman I.

The Bloodthirsty Woman Who Was Made A National Heroine For Slaying Native Americans


April 20, 2018

|María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

Hannah Duston, a colonial woman from Massachusetts, became a national hero after scalping 10 Native Americans, six of whom were children.

The King That Loved His Mistress So Much That He Made Her Queen After She'd Died


April 20, 2018

|María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

Prince Peter fell madly in love with Inês. The King didn't approve of the relationship, so he killed her, starting one of the most tragic stories in history.

The Richest Man In History Was An African King, Not Bill Gates


April 10, 2018

|María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

Mansa Musa I, King of Mali during the 14th century, is considered to be the richest man ever. Not even today's wealthiest men come close to his fortune.

The English King Who Treated Himself With A Harem Of Male Courtiers


April 10, 2018

|María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

King James' sexuality was a subject of interest during and after his reign, but does it matter?