HISTORY Lists

Author: Evan Andrews

Vlad The Impaler

7 Terrifying Historical Figures

From Vlad the Impaler to Jack the Ripper, meet seven of history’s creepiest figures.

5 Attacks on U.S. Soil During World War II

5 Attacks on U.S. Soil During World War II

The Germans and Japanese waged small-scale campaigns of bombing, sabotage and espionage on American soil during World War II.

Marie-Antoinette

7 Historical Figures Famous for Something They Never Did

Find out the truth about seven people who’ve become forever linked with something they never did.

Fulin, the Shunzhi Emperor

6 Child Monarchs Who Changed History

Find out about six young rulers whose actions and decisions had very grown-up consequences.

Famous Prisoners of the Tower of London

6 Famous Prisoners of the Tower of London

Find out about six prominent captives who did time in one of history’s most forbidding prisons.

Civil War Guerilla Leaders

6 Civil War Guerrilla Leaders

Meet six guerrilla leaders whose unconventional—and often barbaric—tactics played a major role in the Civil War.

5 Would-Be U.S. States

5 Would-Be U.S. States

From Franklin to Absaroka, a number of upstart territories just missed out on statehood at various points in U.S. history.