Happy Birthday, Lord Byron: 10 Things We Didn’t Know About This Icon

Happy Birthday, Lord Byron: 10 Things We Didn’t Know About This Icon

Lord George Byron was born January 22, 1788, in London, England, and died April 19, 1824, in Missolonghi, Greece. He is known as one of the best British Romantic poets and satirists of all time, penning works such as Hours of Idleness (1807), Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (1812-1818), The Giaour (1813), The Bride of Abydos (1813), Lara (1814), The Corsair (1814), Don Juan (1818, but unfinished), and more. Even though he is known as a Romantic poet, he actually wrote a lot in reference to his own experiences, (even if they were a little promiscuous and full of heartbreak, affairs, and seduction), and was dubbed a freethinking “bad boy.”

5 Shakespeare Facts That Will Make You Sound Smart at Parties

5 Shakespeare Facts That Will Make You Sound Smart at Parties

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Image via Ceoworld Magazine 1. His wife was named “Anne Hathaway” They married in the year 1582, when she was 26 and he was only 18. It was highly speculated that they married because she was pregnant, and that Shakespeare was involved with another woman during this time. Hathaway grew up in Shottery, England, which is a town next to Shakespeare’s Startford-upon-Avon, and she came from a family of farmers. After the birth of her first daughter, Susanna, in 1583, she later went on to give birth to twins Hammet and Judith in 1585. You guessed it-the Catwoman actress parent’s …

11 Titanic Books That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

11 Titanic Books That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

It’s April 15, 2020.  On this day 108 years ago, Titanic sank at 2:20AM and took 1,496 lives with her.  Many people were on the ship to start a new life in America or just returning home.  The world was changed upon learning about this maritime disaster.  In the memory of those who have died, here are eleven books from historians, as well as Titanic survivors, that are really interesting recounts of the disaster.   image via amazon 1. a night to remember: the sinking of the titanic Not too many people heard the sound of Titanic hitting the iceberg, …

I Bet You Don’t Know These 19 Readable Titanic Facts!

I Bet You Don’t Know These 19 Readable Titanic Facts!

It is Titanic Week.  Today, April 10, 2020, marks the 108th anniversary of the maiden voyage and sinking of the RMS Titanic, the largest and most luxurious ship of its time.  Titanic left Southampton on April 10, 1912 at 12PM and would be stopping at Cherbourg by 4PM and Queenstown (now Cobh) at 8:10PM to pick up more passengers before heading out to the open ocean on April 11. 1,496 people died from the sinking of the Titanic, while only 727 survived.  Her sinking changed the way maritime organizations and ships operated. She was also the source for many books! …

7 Magical Harry Potter Facts

7 Magical Harry Potter Facts

  image via purefandom.com   Even though the Harry Potter books and the movies have ended, the brilliant J.K. Rowling is still rolling out surprises and interesting tidbits about her wizarding world. These are seven of the most fascinating facts about Harry Potter.     1. Hogwarts Has No Tuition J.K. Rowling responded to a fan who wanted to know how much it costs to attend the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Rowling stated on Twitter that there is no cost in order to attend Hogwarts. The Ministry of Magic pays for everything. So…where’s my Hogwarts letter? Please and …