HISTORY Lists

Category: Royalty

Buckingham Palace

7 Surprising Facts about Royal Births

In honor of the impending arrival of Britain’s newest heir to the throne, get the facts on royal babies.

Andrew Carnegie

7 Amazing Rags to Riches Stories

Get the facts on seven people who defied the odds to establish themselves among the richest and most powerful figures of their time.

False_Dmitry

7 People Who Pretended to be Royals

History is filled with examples of ambitious swindlers who took on the identities of kings, queens and other royals.

Caligula

7 Things You May Not Know About Caligula

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

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.

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.

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.