The Down in History Collection
22 Insane Facts About Aleister Crowley, Perhaps The Most Unique Person Ever ... 513k VIEWS Aleister Crowley was one of the most bizarre, fascinating, and mysterious figures of the 20th century. Known in his own time as ... 17 Things You Didn't Know About Harriet Tubman 111.9k VIEWS The biography of Harriet Tubman reads less like a stodgy figure from the past and more like a modern action hero. Far from ... Hypatia: The Story Of The Greek Philosopher Skinned Alive With Seashells ... 63.1k VIEWS Knowledge can be a wonderful thing. But in the case of the ancient philosopher and mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria, it also ... Heartbreaking Facts About Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man 484.5k VIEWS Joseph Merrick was born on August 5, 1862 in Leicester, England. When he was about five years old, he began ... Kaspar Hauser Spent His Childhood Locked In An Empty Room, And The Tale Got ... 383.5k VIEWS For years, there have been reports of wild children raised in extraordinary circumstances, including a boy named Kaspar ... 21 Weird Facts About King Tut 2.7M VIEWS More than almost any other ancient ruler, facts about King Tut, the boy who led an empire and was buried in a tomb stuffed with ... The Pansexual Adventures of Lord Byron, The Harry Styles of The 19th Century ... 215.3k VIEWS Nobody from the 19th century partied harder than one of the best poets of the romantic era, Lord George Gordon Byron. But, ... 13 Facts That Prove Marie Antoinette Remains An Extremely Controversial ... 337.9k VIEWS Marie Antoinette, the ill-fated queen of France, is remembered for two things: losing her head and uttering the callous phrase, ... 14 Incredible Facts About American Showman P.T. Barnum 217k VIEWS Who was P.T. Barnum? Phineas Taylor Barnum was the brilliant and bizarre mind behind a number of famous hoaxes and the ... 12 Unusual Facts You Never Knew About Queen Victoria 825.6k VIEWS Just as the Victorian era is incorrectly portrayed as a period of demureness, misconceptions about the British monarchy – ... The Heroic Life And Tragic Death Of Alan Turing 322.7k VIEWS Alan Turing was one of the world’s greatest geniuses. He basically invented the modern computer and was instrumental in helping ... 12 Hardcore Facts About Alexander Hamilton 155.1k VIEWS Before 2015, it was common to hear that Alexander Hamilton was, by far, the most undervalued of all the American Founding ... Incredible Facts About The Daring Life Of Amelia Earhart 75.1k VIEWS Who was Amelia Earhart? She was a pioneer in flight, an author, a fashion designer, and so much more. Earhart was born in ... 14 Weird Facts About Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Guy Who Created Sherlock ... 30.6k VIEWS You probably know Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as the famous author who created the beloved character Sherlock Holmes. But ... 14 Weird Facts About The Remarkably Strange Life of Chess Champion Bobby ... 278.1k VIEWS Bobby Fischer epitomized the notion that there is a very thin line between genius and insanity. Because Fischer refused ... The Real-Life Bonnie Prince Charlie Was Far More Vile And Disgusting Than ... 137.6k VIEWS Outlander is a ridiculously entertaining fantasy-adventure that masquerades as a period drama. But is the show Outlander ... Captain Morgan Was Real – And Way Cooler Than The Generic Booze Named ... 52.4k VIEWS When you hear the name "Captain Morgan," images of bros posing with a handle of spiced rum with one foot danging ... Orphaned At 10, Caravaggio Became One of Italy's Most Famous Artists - But His ... 22.5k VIEWS You've seen Caravaggio's stunning paintings, but do you know the story behind the images? Caravaggio was a violent and tragic ... How Did A French Military Commander Become King of Sweden And King of Norway? ... 22.7k VIEWS Charles XIV John of Sweden's reign was not much different than that of other kings. He sat on the throne during a time of ... Things You Didn't Know About Charlemagne, King of the Franks 31.2k VIEWS Who was Charlemagne? The Holy Roman Emperor and King of the Franks was a great and fair ruler if you compare him to the more ...