Jen Jeffers

Jen Jeffers

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Jen Jeffers writes historical content for the internet and the Darknet, as well as educational courses for eLearning companies on a variety of topics from engineering to creative writing to personal fitness to cybersecurity. Her work can be seen on The Raven Report, History Collection, eDynamic Learning, Jai Shroff, Ajax Scientific, as well as on sites in the deep web. Her work blends the creative with the factual to offer stories that are both entertaining and edifying.

 

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  1. The New Haiti: Remembering History's Most Successful Slave Revolt

    The New Haiti: Remembering History's Most Successful Slave Revolt

    Ah, freedom – a state of being so many of us take for granted. Given humans' history of enslaving each other, it's no wonder the idea has been elusive to many. The ...
  2. How The Insanity Of The Free Concert At Altamont Killed The Summer Of Love

    How The Insanity Of The Free Concert At Altamont Killed The Summer Of Love

    Lambasted by Rolling Stone magazine as "rock and roll's all-time worst day — a day when everything went perfectly wrong," the 1969 music festival at ...
  3. How The Affair Of The Poisons Uncovered A Network of Witchcraft

    How The Affair Of The Poisons Uncovered A Network of Witchcraft

    Witch. That title became an accusation throughout history, as it was used to execute almost half a million people in Europe and the United States alone since the ...
  4. Hannah Duston: The Puritan Axe Murderer Who Found Revenge

    Hannah Duston: The Puritan Axe Murderer Who Found Revenge

    Back in the 17th-century territory of what is now Massachusetts, many Puritan families struggled to survive in the wild, unpredictable conditions of the New ...
  5. Tragic Ways The Black Death Put A Curse On The Jews

    Tragic Ways The Black Death Put A Curse On The Jews

    The Dark Ages were called such for good reason. Not only was the world filled with extreme ignorance and religious anxiety, but the nascent state of the medical ...
  6. How The Dark World of Voodoo Remains Misunderstood

    How The Dark World of Voodoo Remains Misunderstood

    To many, the word voodoo carries with it some pretty dark images of zombies, bleeding chickens, and even satanism, but it also holds a history rich ...
  7. Hypatia: The Story Of The Greek Philosopher Skinned Alive With Seashells

    Hypatia: The Story Of The Greek Philosopher Skinned Alive With Seashells

    Knowledge can be a wonderful thing. But in the case of the ancient philosopher and mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria, it was also be a death sentence.
  8. The Untold Story of Peter Niers, The Cannibal Magician Who Killed 500 People

    The Untold Story of Peter Niers, The Cannibal Magician Who Killed 500 People

    The legendary medieval bandit Peter Niers would go down in history as one of Germany's most reviled criminals, raping and pillaging his way ...
  9. A Glimpse Of Life In An Ottoman Sultan's Harem

    A Glimpse Of Life In An Ottoman Sultan's Harem

    Rarely have women in history played a more deliciously mysterious role than that of the 600 years of the Ottoman Empire, when what is modern-day Turkey sat at ...
  10. Disquieting Truths About Lilith, The Night Hag

    Disquieting Truths About Lilith, The Night Hag

    She's been called many things throughout history - The Lady in Black, The Night Hag, Lilith, The Morrígan - and yet, she is always the same.
  11. From Slavery To Terrorism: The Unlikely Rise of a Legendary Pirate

    From Slavery To Terrorism: The Unlikely Rise of a Legendary Pirate

    Who was Francois L'Olonnais, you ask? Only the most ruthless and feared pirate to ever sail under the black flag. And given the overall brutality ...
  12. Things You Didn't Know About Necromancy, The Dark Art Of Raising The Dead

    Things You Didn't Know About Necromancy, The Dark Art Of Raising The Dead

    One thing most ancient civilizations share is a fascination with the dead. The art of necromancy, or communicating beyond the grave through reanimation of ...
  13. How The Catholic Church Castrated Young Boys And Made Them Sing

    How The Catholic Church Castrated Young Boys And Made Them Sing

    The castrati were once the toast of Rome. These singers were known for their angelic, high voices - equivalent to that of a soprano - and were often the most ...
  14. The Whitewashing Of Australian Natives Left A Scar On History

    The Whitewashing Of Australian Natives Left A Scar On History

    Imagine that you're walking down the street with your family. Then, government officials pull up and forcefully take your children, your little sister, ...
  15. The Angel of Auschwitz Saved Thousands of Lives By Defying The Nazis

    The Angel of Auschwitz Saved Thousands of Lives By Defying The Nazis

    During WWII - in one of the darkest periods of world history - a drama of epic proportions unfolded behind the high brick walls of Germany's notorious ...
  16. Inside Pope Alexander VI's Erotic Banquet of Chestnuts

    Inside Pope Alexander VI's Erotic Banquet of Chestnuts

    Even religious figures needed to blow off steam, especially during the indulgent period of 16th century Rome. But when it comes to excess, nothing compares to the ...
  17. The Shocking Story Of The French Military Hero-Turned Pedophile

    The Shocking Story Of The French Military Hero-Turned Pedophile

    People are not always what they appear to be. The maxim might as well have been coined to describe the French nobleman Gilles de Rais, a historic pervert like no ...
  18. Eye-Opening Details About What Giving Birth Was Like For Royal Mothers

    Eye-Opening Details About What Giving Birth Was Like For Royal Mothers

    Since the beginning of civilization, the royal world has always been special, elevated above the mediocrity of regular life and filled with the pleasures and ...
  19. 11 Grisly Facts About The Man Who Decapitated And Ate A Stranger On The Bus

    11 Grisly Facts About The Man Who Decapitated And Ate A Stranger On The Bus

    There are crimes, and then there are crimes. In the case of Tim McLean, a young man stabbed, dismembered, and cannibalized while riding home on a Greyhound bus ...
  20. From Prostitute To Secret Agent: The Unbelievable Life of Marthe Richard

    From Prostitute To Secret Agent: The Unbelievable Life of Marthe Richard

    In many ways, Marthe Richard was the original James Bond: beautiful, smart, and savvy, she used her wiles and her wits to survive. She holds a unique place ...
  21. Shocking Confessions From Walpurga Hausmannin, A Condemned Witch

    Shocking Confessions From Walpurga Hausmannin, A Condemned Witch

    Medieval Europe could be a frightful place for a woman of strength, especially one with the wisdom of a midwife and the proclivities of a healer. Intensified by ...
  22. Chilling Facts About John Christie, Britain's Most Disturbing Serial Killer

    Chilling Facts About John Christie, Britain's Most Disturbing Serial Killer

    To this day, the streets of London are overflowing with stories of treachery - from Highgate Cemetery to the Ten Bells pub on Commercial Street, one would be ...
  23. 13 Facts Most People Don't Know About The Coconut Crab, The Biggest Arthropod

    13 Facts Most People Don't Know About The Coconut Crab, The Biggest Arthropod

    Although most people don't think about crabs as bone crushing, kitten-eating, mastadons of the tropics, most people have never met this terrestrial hermit crab.
  24. Creepy Tales About The Japanese Urban Legend Of The Slit-Mouthed Woman

    Creepy Tales About The Japanese Urban Legend Of The Slit-Mouthed Woman

    When Kuchisake-onna, the Slit-Mouthed Woman, asks you a question, you better give her the right answer - or else. Among scary Japanese urban legends, she's one of ...
  25. 11 Cute Things That Are Horrifying In Swarms

    11 Cute Things That Are Horrifying In Swarms

    Surviving in the wild isn't easy. Many creatures in nature have figured out the best way to find food, successfully reproduce, and live to see another day is ...

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