HISTORY Lists

The Mutiny on the Bounty

6 Famous Naval Mutinies

Get the facts on six of history’s most ferocious naval rebellions.

Vlad The Impaler

7 Terrifying Historical Figures

From Vlad the Impaler to Jack the Ripper, meet seven of history’s creepiest figures.

5 Attacks on U.S. Soil During World War II

5 Attacks on U.S. Soil During World War II

The Germans and Japanese waged small-scale campaigns of bombing, sabotage and espionage on American soil during World War II.

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.