Did You Know…Emancipation Manifesto

Did you know that on the 3rd of March 1861 Alexander II of Russia signed the Emancipation Manifesto which ended Serfdom throughout the entire of the Russian Empire. While this didn't cover state owned serfs yet, it did mean that roughly 23 million people were freed of being private estate owned and domestic serfs. They [...]


Did You Know…Percy Bysshe Shelley

In a time when fathers held almost complete parental rights in the eyes of the law, English author Percy Bysshe Shelly, husband of "Frankenstein" author Mary Shelly, was one of the first fathers in English history to lose custody of his children. The children from his first marriage were given to the care of foster [...]