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Marriage
645.9k viewsUnhappily Ever After: The Most Destructive And Abusive Royal Marriages In HistoryThe worst royal marriages in history also happen to be some of the most bloody, heartbreaking, and shocking. From royal cousins wh...
House of Tudor
303 votersDumb Things We Believe About Henry VIII Thanks To Movies And TVHenry VIII remains one of the most portrayed kings in history. But depictions of Henry VIII in movies and TV shows often have litt...
History
1.1m views15 Absolutely Insane Facts About The Palace of VersaillesThe Palace of Versailles is known for its opulent rooms, extravagant gardens, and the integral role it played in the French Revolu...
Royalty
40.9k votersThe Weirdest Royals Throughout HistoryWhen we think of royalty, beautiful princesses and charming princes come to mind. History reveals that real-life rulers were somet...
Historical Figures
358.6k viewsQueen Elizabeth I's Personal Life Was So Intense It Nearly Split An Entire Continent In HalfElizabeth I of England was famously known as the "Virgin Queen." As the second-born daughter of Henry VIII - a daughter who was at...
World History
375.9k views13 Facts That Prove Marie Antoinette Remains An Extremely Controversial FigureMarie Antoinette, the ill-fated queen of France, is remembered for two things: losing her head and uttering the callous phrase, “L...
World History
429.3k views15 Bizarre Obsessions Of Royals In HistoryMoney, power, and fame can drive a person wild. Throughout history, there have been many influential people with weird quirks. For...
British
691.9k viewsThe Morbidly Creepy And Straight Up Weird Contents Of Queen Victoria's CoffinDespite the fact that she was quite tiny, Queen Victoria  looms large over most of the 19th century. She was every bit a woman of ...
Royalty
5.7k votersThe Most Ruthless Queens And Female Rulers Of All TimeWhen most people picture a dictator, the first thought that comes to mind is usually of a strongman in military regalia. Seldom do...
History
64.3k views7 Thought-Provoking Historical Conspiracy Theories About Queen Elizabeth IQueen Elizabeth I is considered to be one of England’s greatest and most popular monarchs. She was a patron of the arts, promoted ...
Royalty
1.2k votersThe Weirdest Things Historical Royals Have CollectedMany historical royals were born with an abundance of expendable income along with plenty of free time. And although some have bee...
History
288.5k viewsThe Legendary Beef Between Elizabeth I And Mary Queen Of Scots, ExplainedFew feuds are as epic as the rivalry between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots. The decades-long battle that took place between...
British
119.4k viewsShe Was Only Queen For 3 Months, And Her Tragic Fall Plunged Europe Into War For 30 Straight YearsShe was the goddaughter of Queen Elizabeth I and grandmother to King George I, and every British monarch since 1714 has been her d...
History
226.6k viewsKing Henry VI Facts We Didn't Learn In History ClassKing Henry VI began his reign at a young age and inherited both the English and French crowns. During his reign, he had periods of...
Spellbook
42.6k viewsTurns Out Mary Queen of Scots's Son Burned Witches And Had The Bible RewrittenThe religious violence of the Protestant Reformation and legacy of political strife between Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of S...
Firsthand Accounts
1.1k votersWhat Marie Antoinette Was Really Like, According To The People Who Knew HerClueless, spendthrift royal, or martyr to the ancien regime? Saintly mother or selfish Jezebel? Conceptions of Marie Antionette ha...
Royalty
249.7k views15 Bizarre Facts About George III, The Clinically-Insane King Who Lost AmericaKing George III was a whole lot more than just America’s final king. Known to history as “Mad King George,” this British monarch m...
Historical Figures
106.4k viewsBloody Mary Is Remembered As A Murderer, But The Rest Of Her Family Was Far WorseThere's no two ways about it: Queen Mary I of England has a bad reputation. Known as "Bloody Mary," Queen Mary's reign is associat...
British
278k viewsCharles II's Love Life Was Even Crazier Than Henry VIII'sCharles II of England - the so-called "Merry Monarch" - had a legendary love life. His mistresses were visible, integral members o...
Royalty
5.7k votersSmall Details About Henry VIII’s Reign That Are Extreme - Even For HimHenry VIII is perhaps best known for being a terrible husband, but marrying six times wasn't the only thing about him that was ext...