Drury Lane Theatre is home to a host of ghosts. There's so many lurking within the theatre's walls that its considered good luck for a play if an apparition is spotted before a production. But what sort of ghosts haunt Drury Lane?
In 1723, England introduced a criminal system that is called “The Bloody Code” by today’s historians. Although the name is not contemporary to the time, it captures the severity of the list of 220 offenses attached to capital punishment in Georgian & Regency England.
Rosamund Clifford, known as “Fair Rosamund” and the “Rose of the World,” has become the Helen of Troy of medieval England. More legend than fact surrounds her, but one thing is certain. She was the true love of King Henry II of England.
Dr. Thomas Neill Cream was convicted of murdering four prostitutes, and he was hanged for his crimes in November 1892. His executioner reported his last words being, "I am Jack..." before the noose snapped. Had Dr. Cream confessed to being Jack the Ripper?
Lady Hester Stanhope was an all-around badass. She was an adventurer and archaeologist in an age when women were restricted to the domestic sphere. She helped form the field of archaeology while changing opinions on women's roles.
Lord Byron was a man of scandal, romance, passion, and literary genius. Here's 7 (mis)adventures of the man that was "mad, bad, and dangerous to know."
What would you have seen if you were a visitor to the Great Exhibition of 1851? Here's 10 awesome cultural and technological marvels you would have seen on display.
Many of us have been there. Many of us have believed ourselves in love to the point of obsession, and letters Charlotte Brontë wrote to Constantin Heger, a Belgian tutor, proves that even one of the most famed writers in English Literature wasn’t immune to this human experience.
Kate Webster’s (1849-1879) mark on history is as the “female Sweeney Todd” for murdering her employer, Julia Thomas, but before dismembering and boiling the bones off a corpse, Kate led a life filled with larceny, pick-pocketing, and petty crime.