The Untold Story of a Legendarily Topless Mistress Who Saved France
Agnès Sorel is popularly depicted in lavish gowns that expose a single breast, but the French noblewoman was much more than a strong fashion choice.
All Hail Hatshepsut, the Cross-Dressing Queen Turned Powerful Pharaoh
The ancient Egyptian ruler depicted herself in kingly attire as the child of Amun-Ra himself—which almost got her erased from history.
This Guy Is Trying to Bring Back the French Monarchy and Become the King
We headed out for a day with Louis “King Louis XX” Alphonse—a direct heir to the obviously defunct French throne—and his supporters.
These Exiled Princesses Led an Armed Rebellion From Their Convent
In sixth-century France, Merovingian royals Basina and Clotilda were forced into a nunnery. They decided to lead their sisters in an uprising against their abbess instead.
Meat, Mead, and Matriarchy: Crowning Medieval Times' First Queen
After 34 years of patriarchy, the beloved jousting tournament-slash-dining experience has installed a female regent. As someone who has spent several drunken birthdays at the Medieval Times in New Jersey, I knew I had to behold this historic event myself.
Inside the Home of the World's Most Obsessive Princess Diana Memorabilia Collector
After her husband died, Jo Dobson has made it her life's work to showcase the couple's immense Princess Diana collection. We visited her house to find out what drives her enduring love for the People's Princess.