Olga of Kiev: A Ruthless Ruler and Ukrainian Saint

She remains a symbol of strength and fortitude for the Ukrainian people.

What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?

Over 80 years later, the pilot's mysterious disappearance remains unsolved.

15 Books About Fascinating First Ladies

The new Showtime series The First Lady has piqued our interest in the lives of these remarkable women.

How Martha Gellhorn Became the Only Woman to Land on Normandy Beach

The accomplished war correspondent was determined to see the action.

12 Little-Known Women's History Month Facts

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating those who made great strides in the name of equality.

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

These women are fascinating figures in their own right.

The Bold Life of Nellie Bly, Journalist and Adventurer

Her many achievements include pioneering a new kind of investigative journalism.

This Female Coder Wrote the Apollo Project by Hand

Margaret Hamilton oversaw MIT's groundbreaking Software Engineering Division.

5 Cleopatra Books That Unveil the Woman Behind the Myth

Descended from a Macedonian line of rulers, Cleopatra VII was the last queen of Egypt before it fell to Caesar Augustus.

The 8 Best Drunk History Episodes

A funny, irreverent series you won't regret binging.

The Best History Books of 2021

Illuminating tales of the past you won't want to miss.

6 Graphic Novels for History Buffs

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

Before Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter Wanted to Study Mushrooms

The beloved children's author was deterred from a career as a mycologist.

10 Royal Women Who Also Made History as Writers

These 10 accomplished women led countries, wrote poetry, chronicled history, and made their own.

A British Woman Was Convicted Under a Witchcraft Law During WWII

Helen Duncan claimed she had learned classified military information through her psychic powers.