Christopher Wray confirmed as FBI director
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Christopher Wray to take over as FBI director, replacing James Comey, who President Trump fired in May.
Shakespeare’s Skull And Other Famous Stolen Body Parts
Someone really wanted Shakespeare’s head—ditto the bones, brain, and penis of these other famous people. Researchers believe William Shakespeare’s head is not in the Bard’s grave in England. If so, Sh...
'Beware the Ides of March'
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Torture in the Tower of London, 1597
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Tudor dynasty
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William Vaughan (writer)
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He was the son of Walter Vaughan (died 1598) and was born at Golden Grove, Carmarthenshire, Wales—his father's es...
Shakespeare’s Skull And Other Famous Stolen Body Parts
Someone really wanted Shakespeare’s head—ditto the bones, brain, and penis of these other famous people. Researchers believe William Shakespeare’s head is not in the Bard’s grave in England. If so, Sh...
William Cantrell (MP)
William Cantrell (died 1585), was an English politician.He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Lewes in 1563.
Torture in the Tower of London, 1597
Father John Gerard was a spy. In November 1588 he was among a team of four Jesuit priests sent from Rome and secretly landed on the shores of England with the mission of making contact with and minist...
William Holles
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Thomas Lister (Jesuit)
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Anthony Mildmay
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Mathew Roydon
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The Dictionary of National Biography identified him tentat...
Thomas Porter (MP)
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Francis Beaumont
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Thomas Vaux, 2nd Baron Vaux of Harrowden
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David Broke
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He was of a West country family living at Glastonbury, Somerset. His father, John Brook, was also a ...
Robert Dallington
Sir Robert Dallington (1561–1637) was an English courtier, travel writer and translator, and master of the London Charterhouse.
He was born at Geddington, Northamptonshire. He entered Corpus Chris...
Thomas Robinson (composer)
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Richard Williams (alias Cromwell)
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David Cecil (courtier)
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