Tituba was a slave in Salem, Massachusetts. After being wrongly convicted of witchcraft she ensured her survival by involving other prominent townsfolk in her story of rituals, spells and The Devil.
Abu Tahir was the leader of a mystical offshoot of mainstream Islam known as Qarmatians. He created a communist society, and defended it from the Abbasid Caliphate. But soon his hatred would drive him to do something that would cement his place in Islamic history as one of the most despised men to ever have existed.
Eugene was a French aristocrat born in the 17th century. After being snubbed by the French King for his ugly face and frail body, he rose through the ranks of the Austrian military and bought the Arrogant French King and his army to its knees.
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.