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Five Facts about Aleksandr Pushkin that show why he’s Russia’s best-loved Writer

By Anna Wahler There’s a saying among Russians: “Pushkin is our Everything.” Aleksander Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799-1837) was indeed much more than just a writer to generations of Russians–he made the Russian literary language what it is today, inspired generations of Read more…


Five Pirate Misconceptions that are Hot Garbage

Pirate Myths

by Amanda Mae Downey Thieves, rogues, scoundrels, and outcasts. The world over has been fascinated with pirates despite the suffering they caused. Who were the pirates? Simply put, and for the purpose of this in-depth look at the truth behind Read more…


The Real-Life Inspiration Behind the Characters of Cynamon

By Anna Wahler Recently I updated my personal page to include all three of my historical fiction manuscripts taking place in WWII Poland and England. Check out the details here for more about each story! A little while ago I Read more…


Five Real-Life Criminals to Inspire Your Next Character

By Amanda Mae Downey That’s right. Today I’m back at it again with the third installment of my Five Real-Life People series. I’ve covered Pirates and Princesses, but today we’re going to talk about the biggest assholes we know–the people Read more…


A Closer Look at the Rights of Viking Age Women

Viking Women

by Amanda Mae Downey So if you aren’t aware, yours truly is a freelance writer and viral content creator. Recently, I found myself tasked with doing a work project on Vikings which I took very seriously. I mean, who doesn’t Read more…


Three Badasses from Polish Military History that Deserve More Press

by Anna Wahler Quick–what do Copernicus and Chopin have in common? They were both born in Poland! A lot of Poles find it a shame these figures aren’t better known in the rest of the world. The good news is Read more…


Four ways in which the Soviets were the First to Explore Space

by Anna Wahler   Russia has a complicated history, to say the least. Decades of propaganda from both inside Russia and abroad have made it a dicey task to evaluate Russian and Soviet actions throughout history. But ask any Russian, Read more…


Queer History: Four Times LGBT People were Erased from History

Queer History

by Amanda Mae Downey In just fifty years, life for the LGBTQ+ community has gotten better in many ways. Not only is there more visibility in the media, but people are generally more accepting, and in recent years, rights have Read more…


Five Real-Life Princesses to Inspire your Next Character

real-life princesses

by Amanda Mae Downey Princesses and Princes get the short end of the royal scepter. Blame it on the fairytales if you want, but we just don’t give them the same respect we give their family members. Princesses have ended Read more…


Historical Weapons That Prove that Hindsight is 20/20

  by Amanda Mae Downey Throughout history, we’ve seen the invention of aeroplanes, smartphones, and the underrated bendy straw. Unfortunately, there have been a lot of really bad ideas too. And gosh, what better place to exercise your potentially harmful Read more…