The execution of Jean Calas

Two years after his brutal torture and execution for the murder of his son, a French merchant was found to be innocent

The Black Dinner

The murder of two young Scottish nobles served as the inspiration for Game of Throne’s ‘Red Wedding’

Fran├žois l’Olonnais

One of the most feared buccaneers, this French pirate with a taste for both torture and murder eventually met an end just as grisly as anything he had meted out

Operation Cottage

How the Allies took over 300 casualties invading an island that wasn’t defended

The Arthur’s Seat Coffins

In 1836 17 mysterious wooden figurines in miniature coffins were found on Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh. Debate has raged since over who put them there and for what purpose

The Most Haunted Town In America?

The site of a defining battle in American history, the Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg has a strong claim to being the most haunted in America