The Importance of FDR’s Fireside Chats

These evening radio addresses revolutionized the relationship between the president and the American people.

3 Infamous Pretenders to the Throne

These may be the strangest cases of claims to power.

5 Failed Assassination Attempts That Could Have Changed History

What would the world be like if these plots had worked?

Australia Faced Ruthless Birds During the Great Emu War

The large flightless birds turned out to be a formidable enemy.

6 Graphic Novels for History Buffs

The past comes to life in a vivid new way, thanks to these historical graphic novels.

French Knight Gilles de Rais Inspired the Folktale “Bluebeard”

A veteran of the Hundred Years' War, he earned a chilling legacy later in life.

17 Remarkable Books About the Great Depression

Fascinating stories of courage, corruption, and change emerged from the darkest period of the 20th century.

The Obscure Origins of Halloween

Discover the rich history behind this spooky holiday.

Rediscover the World Around You With 7 Accessible Ethnographies

These eye-opening books shed light on other cultures and communities.

5 Royal Scandals Throughout History

These faux pas tarnished several family names.

How Ivan the Terrible Earned His Nickname

The Russian tsar had a fearsome reputation.

The Cult of the Supreme Being: A New Religion in Revolutionary France

The French Revolution left fertile ground for a new approach to religion.

6 Historical Political Cartoons That Capture the Hopes and Fears of the Past

These satirical drawings reveal the debates that dominated bygone eras.

The Most Bizarre Historical Folk Remedies

Each of these so-called cures is stranger than the last.

Betsy Ross: How the Seamstress Became an Enduring Symbol of American Patriotism

She's said to have created the first American flag, but the real story is more complicated.

Coco Chanel’s Legacy, From Iconic Fashion Designer to Nazi Collaborator

The famed businesswoman had direct ties to Hitler’s intelligence agency.