Last summer at Book Expo America, I picked up a few historical fiction titles that I’ve only recently gotten around to finishing. Each one stars a female historical figure who held a position of great power or importance but who tends to get left out of history books in favor of her male counterparts. 556 more words
An official British inquiry has concluded that Vladimir Putin probably ordered the murder of Alexander Litvenenko, an FSB defector and whistleblower, in late 2006.
I think it was obvious from the beginning that Putin not only ordered the killing, but wanted it to be known that he ordered the killing. 105 more words
Well, Well, Well, !
Another lone Gunman. ” Insane” , attempts to kill Roosevelt. in 1912
Never mind that Roosevelt showed the crowd gathered to hear him, a ” Bullitt riddled” Manuscript produced for the crowd to see, and “two bullit holes” were seen. 74 more words
James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray (c. 1531 – 23 January 1570) was a member of the House of Stewart as the illegitimate son of King James V, and was Regent of Scotland for his half-nephew, the infant King James VI of Scotland, from 1567 until his assassination in 1570. 59 more words
I don’t usually get involved in politics but, like many, I was appalled at the murder of Alexander Litvinenko ten years ago.
Of course it’s wrong that a state can authorise and order the assassination of an individual, especially when that individual is the citizen of another country and the assassination takes place in the territory of that other country. 153 more words