Explore the life and influence of Oswald Mosley, a British aristocrat turned fascist leader. It delves into his rise to power, the formation and impact of the British Union of Fascists, and the legacy of Mosley’s controversial political journey.
Delve into the captivating world of the Mitford Sisters, an aristocratic family whose lives were marked by scandal, political extremes, and literary brilliance. From their privileged upbringing to their controversial associations, discover the enduring legacy of these enigmatic women and their lasting impact on history and culture.
As a vegetarian teetotaler, Hitler boasted of being untainted by corrupt influences, particularly drugs he deemed a Jewish evil. Unbeknownst to him, his personal physician injected him with crystal meth each morning for increased alertness and vigor.
On patrol during World War Two, Finnish soldier Aimo Koivunen was given a bottle of amphetamine tablets to energize his platoon. When escaping a Russian assault, he fell behind and frantically ingested around 30 pills at once. The ensuing experience was utterly unforgettable.
Nicola de la Haye, a remarkable woman in a male-dominated era, fearlessly defended Lincoln Castle during two sieges, ultimately changing the course of the First Barons’ War. She showed exceptional military leadership and steadfast defense of her people, securing victory for King Henry III with her loyalty and strategic brilliance.
Carl Tanzler was a man of many hats. He was—or at least claimed to be—a chemist, engineer, physicist, scientist, and roentgenologist with degrees in philosophy, psychology, and medicine. Nevertheless, he’s best remembered today as a delusional necrophiliac who slept next to the corpse of a patient—for nearly a decade!
Hannah Ocuish was 12 years old when she was hanged by the state of Connecticut in 1786 for the murder of Eunice Bolles, marking her the youngest person to have ever been executed in the United States. The story of her conviction and death leaves room for serious doubt about whether it should have happened at all.
At first glance, Alan Smithee appears to be a prolific, but untalented, director. Despite having over 100 directing credits to his name, Smithee’s name isn’t widely known. Perhaps this is because of the many flops in his repertoire, or perhaps it is simply because Alan Smithee never existed.
Albert Einstein believed his youngest son Eduard had the potential to follow in his footsteps. Tragically, the brilliant young man’s battle with mental illness and his family’s inability to find effective and cruelty-free treatments led to a life of loneliness and anonymity.
Lucky Diamond Rich is a street artist and performer from New Zealand. He also happens to be the world’s most tattooed person.
The Countess of Castiglione would use her beauty to seduce a monarch and influence the formation of Italy. However, her true legacy was her pioneering work in photography.
Maria Rasputin, daughter of the infamous “Mad Monk,” journeyed from Russian royal courts to American shipyards. She navigated tragedy, fame, and hardship with resilience, leaving an extraordinary legacy entwined with the tumultuous history of her time.
Götz of the Iron Hand” is the riveting tale of a 16th-century knight who transformed his disability into an unyielding symbol of strength, influencing culture, literature, and prosthetic innovation, and living on as an unforgettable testament to human resilience and adaptability.
Independent film director David Noel Bourke talks to us about his Nordic Noir film Bakerman and his life behind the camera.