Third Public Examination of Joan of Arc – The Prophecies of Merlin

On Saturday February 24th, 1431, there opened in Rouen before a church tribunal chaired by Pierre Cauchon, the Bishop of Beauvais. It was a “trial in matters of faith” and one which that would lead Joan of Arc the stake on 30 May of the same year. As we remember Joan was the fifteen year … More Third Public Examination of Joan of Arc – The Prophecies of Merlin

Second Examination of Joan of Arc- Describes Her Religious Visions

On January 9, 1431, there opened in Rouen before a church tribunal chaired by Pierre Cauchon, the Bishop of Beauvais. It was a “trial in matters of faith” and one which that would lead Joan of Arc the stake on 30 May of the same year. As we remember Joan was the fifteen year old … More Second Examination of Joan of Arc- Describes Her Religious Visions

Celebrating Black Actress Eulabelle Moore- Obscure, But Not Forgotten

If you haven’t heard her name before, don’t be ashamed. Eulabelle Moore has only four IMDB credits to her name, not one of them big name productions.  In fact, like Eulabelle you’ve probably never heard of. The first is an uncredited role (probably a servant) in the 1951 low-budget melodrama Teresa about a soldier in … More Celebrating Black Actress Eulabelle Moore- Obscure, But Not Forgotten

The Incestual Activities of Caligula

Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, aka “Caligula”, which translates from Latin as “Little Boots” was the third emperor of Rome, succeeding Tiberius, who was emperor during the time of Jesus Christ. Perhaps one of the greatest train wrecks of the Roman Empire, Caligula lasted only five years before being assassinated. Thus proving that it’s not … More The Incestual Activities of Caligula

11th Century Crusade Against Homosexuality

The following excerpt is from Pietro Damiani’s Book of Gomorrah (1048) which is mostly a writing denouncing the vices of the clergy, homosexuality being among the foremost. Damiani was a zealot for monastic and clerical reform and introduced a more severe discipline, including the practice of self-flagellation, into the house, which, under his rule, quickly … More 11th Century Crusade Against Homosexuality

A Woman Describes Sex with the Devil- 1662 Witchcraft Trial.

Isobel Gowdie was a Scottish woman who confessed to witchcraft during the Great Scottish Witch Hunt of 1661- 1662. The confessions include details of charms and rhymes, claims she was a member of a coven in the service of the Devil, and that she met with the fairy queen and king. Apart from her confessions … More A Woman Describes Sex with the Devil- 1662 Witchcraft Trial.