HISTORY Lists

Henry Ford

5 Things You May Not Know About the Men Who Built America

Get ready for the premiere of The Men Who Built America with five facts about the series’ principal subjects.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Famous Duels

8 Legendary Duels

Find out how a bitter rivalry killed a U.S. vice president, how a spot of tea took a violent turn and how jealousy spelled doom for a Russian writer.