Blackbeard was a pirate from the 18th century. He delighted in terrorizing pirates and civilians alike with his iconic Joly-Roger flag spreading fear across the high seas. But how long could his crime spree continue unchecked? Surely someone would stand up to him..
Imadaddin Nasimi wrote heretical poetry in 14th century Azerbaijan. Despite being banned, his altruistic poetry was incredibly popular and helped give rise to the Azerbaijani language.
St Gregory was one of the first Christian missionaries . He bought his faith to Armenia, and received a hostile reception from King Tiradates III who tortured him mercilessly attempting to making him recant his faith. When he refused, he was sentenced to live in a hole in the ground, high in the Armenian mountains for 14 years. St Gregory The Illuminator is remembered for creating the first ever 'blueprint' for Church hierarchy and is the Patron Saint of Armenia. His story is one of suffering, penance and triumph.
Masinissa was the son of a minor Berber Chieftain around the time of the Punic Wars. Through his skills as a cavalry commander he became Rome's most important ally, and the first King of Numidia.
The March of Barcelona was created as a buffer zone by Charlemagne in the 8th century. Over the course of years, all counties except Andorra were absorbed by Spain or France. Listen in for the bizarre history of why Andorra exists as an independent country to this day.
Zumbi was a descendant of Angolan royalty who was enslaved and sent to Brazil. He led a guerilla war against the Portugese, and built a city deep within the Amazon rainforest for runaway slaves.
Ned Kelly was an Australian living in the 1850s. His family was poor, and were often targeted by police. Unhappy with his life he becomes a bushranger and takes the country by storm with his brazen robberies and burning hatred of the police force.
A stranger in a strange land, John Caesar was sentenced to 7 years of hard labour in the brand new British colony of Australia.
Ahmad Shah Durrani was a Afghan chieftain who rose to prominence leading Persian armies to victory. After his Persian overlord was murdered he threw off the yoke of oppression and declared an independent Afghan state for his people.