HISTORY Lists

Category: Literature

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8 Works of Literature Written From Prison

From Martin Luther King’s immortal jailhouse letter to a classic of philosophy completed on death row, get the facts on eight of the most influential and incendiary works written from behind bars.

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7 Historical Odd Couples

Find out more about the extraordinary circumstances of seven of history’s most unlikely friendships.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About William Shakespeare

Explore fascinating facts about the life and legacy of England’s famous and mysterious Bard.

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10 Common Sayings With Historical Origins

Find out more about the unusual origin stories behind 10 everyday phrases.