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After she overthrew her husband to take the throne, Catherine never married again—but she found something of a soulmate in Potemkin, who helped her rule for decades.
Catherine the Great, HBO's latest historically-inspired miniseries, takes an interest in the titular Empress's favorites—and one favorite, in particular, Grigory Potemkin, seems to be in a league of his own.So, just who was this military leader, with whom the ruler of Russia ...
 
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Fascinating details concerning the death of famous royals and their courtiers.
Several members of European monarchy have made their mark in history, not through the deeds they’ve done but through the bizarre manner of their deaths. Here are gory stories concerning the death of some of Europe’s most famous royals. Anne Boleyn’s executioner ...
 
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News clippings of the account were even found in Nabokov’s journal.
Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita was a short story-turned-novel, which was published for the first time in 1955. The controversial book has been deemed a classic until today, despite many other tomes that have been published since then. Bookworm or not, everyone is probably ...
 
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From its initial agribusiness to its current diverse portfolio, these are some of the corporation’s milestones across 185 years.
Ayala Corporation is one of the oldest and largest conglomerates in the Philippines. It marks its 185th anniversary this year.What was initially a distillery business has grown into a mammoth corporation with a diverse portfolio that covers interests such as real estate, ...
 
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Their original purpose was to find an aristocratic young lady a worthy match.
Many young ladies celebrate their debuts in the Philippines, but these are not to be mistaken for the débutante balls of high society. From the French word débutante which means a female beginner, the concept of debutante balls is for young ladies ...
 
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It may be impossible.
Graciano Lopez Jaena was a towering figure in Philippine history, considered as one of the three giants of the Propaganda Movement, along with Jose Rizal and Marcelo Del Pilar. Yet for such an important man, his remains are lost. The government has been looking for ...
 
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In another episode of alternate histories.
The Philippines is no stranger to colonization. Spain, the United States of America, and Japan all fought to keep the Philippine islands under their rule. And Germany, through Denmark, could have been another Philippine colonizer if history had gone another way.Before the ...
 
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Fancy desserts, alien replicas, and even churches. Did we mention desserts?
There’s nothing more thrilling than a good heist film: the clever plans, the action, and the cool gadgets that make us ponder their actual existence. While films like Oceans’ 11 reel you in with their style and their casts' smashing looks, real-life ...
 
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The royal visit in the film is based on a true story.
The most famous family in England is headed to Downton Abbey. The upcoming film adaptation of the popular period drama centers around a royal visit to the majestic country house and explores exactly what it takes to prepare for such a grand occasion.Before you ...
 
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This Grand Slam's legacy goes way beyond Flushing Meadows.
The 2019 U.S. Open is officially underway, and while the action may be on the courts, the history of the event goes far beyond Flushing Meadows. Whether you're a hardcore tennis fan or someone looking for some trivia to share between Honey ...
 
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Melchora Aquino was a very fierce protector of the Katipunan.
Over 120 years ago on August 29, 1896, the Spaniards on suspicion of collaborating with Filipino rebels forcefully arrested Melchora Aquino at her home. She was 84 years old at the time. They were right, of course. But Melchora, affectionately called Tandang ...
 
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They were rebel leaders, undercover messengers, and silent assassins.
During times of war when women were expected to play secondary roles to men, these badass Filipina warriors chose to march to the forefront, engage in battle, and bravely fight for the country's independence and freedom.A daughter of a peasant in Ilocos, ...
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