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The Secret Commonwealth: Real Fairies in History

The Secret Commonwealth: Real Fairies in History

[Heavy typewriter keystroke, chimes, typewriter return slide] When we think of fairies today, we often envision tiny, winged, pixie girls, and few believe that such things exist. But this image is largely a 19th-century invention, not based on fairy lore: those who actually saw the things typically described human-looking beings with little resemblance to the …

Top 10 Most Evil Kings in History

Top 10 Most Evil Kings in History

Many people desire to be remembered by history, but these rulers are remembered for the wrong reasons. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Evil Kings in History. For this list, the individuals do not necessarily have to have held the title of “King” as we’re including anything …

South Africa : A Shorthand History

South Africa : A Shorthand History

Music The sea route between Europe and India via the Cape of Good Hope was dominated by the Portuguese in the 15th century. Their initial exploration of a route via the Cape was undertaken by Bartholomew Diaz, who erected three crosses and stone pillars on the east coast of South Africa. The first cross was …