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At midnight on July 1, 1997, Hong Kong reverts back to Chinese rule in a ceremony attended by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prince Charles of Wales, Chines…
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Find out more about the genesis of eight of the world’s most famous national hymns.
Doctors are supposed to operate under the maxim “do no harm,” but history shows this has sometimes been easier said than done.
From barbaric tortures and occult dessert dishes to unwinnable trials by ordeal, find out more about seven unusual tests once used as evidence of supernatural misconduct.
From colossal Prussians and delirious Vikings to a faith-based U.S. Army unit, find out more about seven of history’s most unconventional military outfits.
Get the facts on the enigmatic men-at-arms behind Ancient Rome’s most notorious form of entertainment.
From birds of prey with fearsome strength to rooster-snake hybrids capable of killing with their eyes, find out more about six legendary beasts from history.
From poets and presidents to kings and courtesans, find out more about 10 of history’s most famous tales of love and loss.
Get the facts on six generals who switched sides in the run-up to the Civil War.
Take a tour through some of history’s most notorious pirate havens, and meet the swashbuckling marauders who helped build them.
Find out why one of history’s most legendary empires finally came crashing down.
Get the facts on six of the most famous domestic disputes in American history.
Ninety years after his sarcophagus was uncovered, explore six surprising facts about King Tut.