Curious about the historical woman who keeps being the inspiration for movies, books, and TV shoes? Here’s the scoop on the ongoing appeal of this doomed Queen's story.
How a runaway teen pregnant with her married lover's child revolutionized the publishing industry.
Looking at the little discussed early years of Katherine of Aragon, the Spanish princess who was more than just the woman eventually discarded by her husband.
Fiction writers need to embellish very little to turn Marguerite's life into a highly dramatic narrative. This woman truly lived her best life.
The short, weird life of England's first solo female monarch.
The story of a woman who single-handedly kept France afloat during a time of constant Civil War. And she also sort of invented ballet!
Digging deeper into the feminist history of a Queen best known for her hairstyle and how she (maybe) died.
Anastasia is maybe the only person in history better known for what she didn't do than for what she did. But the girl she was deserves to be remembered too.
Jeanne de la Motte was a badass con woman whose scheming basically made the French Revolution happen. Also? Her true story has more plot twists than a lot of fiction.
Erzsébet Báthory's story inspired the trope of bathing in a bath of virgin blood -- and her true story was even more grisly than you think.