HISTORY Lists

Author: Jennie Cohen

heatwaves

Heat Waves Throughout History

As North America prepares for a long, hot summer, find out what happens when things start to really heat up with this look back at some of the most infamous heat waves in history.

Dead Sea Scrolls

6 Things You May Not Know About the Dead Sea Scrolls

From their accidental discovery to their sale in the classifieds, find out more about the ancient collection of texts.

Paul Revere

11 Things You May Not Know About Paul Revere

Explore 11 facts about American history’s archetypal patriot, Paul Revere, and his famed midnight ride.

William the Conqueror

10 Things You May Not Know About William the Conqueror

Explore 10 facts about one of European history’s most influential rulers.

Vikings Facts

10 Things You May Not Know About the Vikings

Explore 10 surprising facts about the seafaring Scandinavians.

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

5 Romances That Changed History

Love really can change the world—if you’re a member of one of these famous couples, that is.

Joan of Arc

7 Surprising Facts About Joan of Arc

Explore seven surprising facts about Joan of Arc, 600 years after the courageous teenager rose from obscurity to lead the French army.

Caligula

7 Things You May Not Know About Caligula

Find out whether the much-maligned emperor was as crazy as they say.

Ancient Egyptian Remedies

9 Bizarre Baldness Cures

Find out about some of the weird and wacky ways people have attempted to curb or conceal their hair loss over the centuries.

Barbara Palmer

4 Mistresses Who Changed History

Meet four powerful women who bedded but never wedded their paramours, leaving their mark on history by serving as confidantes and advisers.

Jimmy Hoffa

6 Mysterious Disappearances in U.S. History

From Jimmy Hoffa to the doomed Lost Colony, these inexplicable disappearances continue to befuddle scholars and pique the public’s curiosity.

Bona Sforza

6 Notoriously Bad Mothers-in-Law

Your mother-in-law may be meddlesome, but chances are she doesn’t hold a candle to these legendary ladies.