Sir Francis Drake is often regarded as a hero to the English, and a pirate to the Spanish. He reputation in Spain earned him the name El Draque, or the Dragon and the Spanish King Philip ll placed a bounty of 20,000 ducats on his head—the equivalent of $6.5 million today.  HeRead More →

Many of us are familiar with the reports of an Unidentified Flying Object that had crashed on a ranch in Roswell, but what many don’t know, is that reports suggest there were actually two separate crafts that crashed, not one. On July 7th, 1947, it was just like any otherRead More →

Western readers will probably be familiar with the Folklore of Mermaids. These mysterious sea creatures are not just unique to western lands however. The Ningyo, which translates as human fish, is a creature in Japanese folklore which is quite similar to Western Mermaids. In Western folklore, mermaids are widely portrayedRead More →

Temple Newsam House is a remarkable example of Tudor-Jacobean architecture on the outskirts of Leeds, West Yorkshire. The house is most famous as the birth place of Lord Darnley, the once husband of Mary Queen of Scots. It is often referred to as The Hampton Court of The North. TheRead More →

Fort Manoel was constructed in the 18th century by the Order of Saint John, during the reign of Grand Master António Manoel de Vilhena, after whom the fort was named. The fort is located on Manoel Island in Gżira, Malta. A small hospital was in operation on the Island, duringRead More →