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The bizarre death of the Abbé Prévost

Tycho Brahe - the foolish death of a wise man

Christopher Columbus, Rodrigo de Triana, and the discovery of the New World

Sir Francis Drake and Spanish King's Gold

Olé ! Islero the Bull gets his Revenge....

22 August 1911 - theft of the Mona Lisa. Chief suspects: Guillaume Apollinaire and his accomplice Pablo Picasso...

Herman Melville and those nice cannibal people of Typee

George Orwell - plain English and a nice cup of tea.

Henri Matisse and all that jazz....

Atahualpa - the unhappy Inca Emperor

Alexander the Great and the Greek waiter