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Aug 14, 2018

Empress Theodora began a prostitute in a brothel in the Eastern Roman Empire, but when she began performing on the stage, she quickly caught the eye of the Emperor, and he made her his co-regent.  She ruled so well she was made into a saint after she died.  Talk about a glow up! 

Aug 7, 2018

In 1734 a massive fire gutted Montreal.  The fire burned so fast and so fierce that in the end over half the town had been destroyed.  The blame quickly came down on the head of a slave named Angelique and her lover, a white houseboy that worked in the same house.  Although the trial was swift as was her execution,...

Aug 7, 2018

Lizzie Lape was an Ohio Madame who was a pioneer in every way.  She married eight times, ran a chain of bordellos, was involved in political intrigue, was sued for child support and was the first Madame to be sued by the state.

Aug 7, 2018

Jeanne Baret was the first woman to circumnavigate the globe despite it being illegal for women to board French Navy vessels in 1766. When Bougainville was commissioned to sail around the world, he asked renowned botanist Philibert Commerson to join him. Commerson couldn't leave behind his lover and assistant, Jeanne,...