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An Elizabethan Beauty Guide


In an age of contouring, baking, brows and plumped lips, it is difficult to imagine that societies throughout history have been as beauty obsessed as we are today. Certainly, what constituted ‘beauty’ has been redefined…

Historical Misconceptions Part IV


By now, providing you’ve read Part 1, 2, and 3, you should know that the Vikings never wore horns on their helmets, Napoleon Bonaparte did not have a height complex and Marie Antoinette certainly didn’t…

Rare Historical Photographs You Must See


Ernest Hemingway’s passport photo – 1923 Source: Distractify Queen Elizabeth during her WWII service. Source: Distractify Hilter as the best man in Joseph Goebbels wedding Source: Distractify Howard Carter, an English archaeologist, examining the opened…