Was he a deceiver or deceived? Robert Ehrenreich investigates the puzzling mystery of Martin Frobisher's expeditions to Baffin Island.
Usurpers and Tyrants
Archaeologist Deborah J. Shepherd digs up the truth behind the legends associated with fourth- and fifth-century Britain.
Trolling for Prey
Not all trolls are ugly brutes. Some lure you with their beauty and winning ways. Paul Baxter tells you why you'll want to steer clear of enchanting Scandinavian forests.
The Dower Behind the Throne
She was an American but she was prepared to scheme her way into become the Queen of Greece. Follow her twisting path on the way to the palace.
Back to the Future
How did Victorians imagine the future---or how do we think they imagined it? Join us at the Steampunk World's Fair.
Built for Speed
Find out how New Yorkers met their need for speed with the construction of the Harlem River Speedway.
Great Smoky Mountains
Adina Langer takes you deep into the Great Smoky Mountains to find its history.
"We Thought It Best to Cut a Path"
Pull on your hiking boots! Adam Jared Apt takes you on a trek to the oldest hiking path in the United States.
A Very American Meeting
She was nothing more than a Polish adventuress but many Americans were convinced she was a princess.
Newgrange: By Way of Winter's Light
In the spring of 1699, Charles Campbell set his laborers to work. As they removed the hilltop, they discovered the entrance to a strange cave. Unearth its mystery.
Modern Day Icarus
During his lifetime Jean-Fraçois Pilâtre de Rozier was one of the most famous men in Europe. Discover how his quest for fame ultimately turned tragic with Michael R. Lynn.
A Flash in the Sky
She wasn't meant to be on the flight. Join us as we uncover just what occurred on a United Air Lines flight in 1933.
On the night of February 19th, 1725, Jeanne Lemaire was found dead. Was it murder or something even stranger?
Michael R. Lynn, a historian, and Jen Sachs, a documentary filmmaker, team up to tell the story of female aeronauts in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Women of the Pulps
Lindsey Hobbs opens up the covers to discover the splashy history of women writers and artists during the age of pulp fiction.
Death, Destruction, and Desecration
Consider carefully, brothers, and examine diligently...this unaccustomed and unheard-of evil." Discover how and why the Vikings earned their reputation for "evil."
Revenge, Passion, and Murder
She was, Alexandre Dumas claimed, “the third corpse to be thrown over the balcony of Aversa.” Laura Morreale introduces you to a medieval queen and the intrigue that surrounded her.
Defecating Ducks, Barking Dogs, and Hunters on the Prowl
A barking dog, crazed courtiers, and an angry king. Discover the triumphs and disasters of some eighteenth-century showmen who took technology to a new level.
The Air Ship Takes Flight
A thunderstorm, a flying machine, and a bevy of "beautiful girls." Climb on board to discover how Victorians viewed the possibility of flight.