Jane Digby (1807– 1881) was an English lady who lived a life straight out of a romantic novel. In her day, she was famous for being the wife and mistress of some of the most influential men of her time.
When Lee Kuan Yew’s (1923-2015) People’s Action Party came to power in 1959, the outlook was grim. Singapore was a poor nation with virtually no natural resources, high unemployment rate and rampant corruption. Furthermore it was only a citystate and had no more than a few million inhabitants.
In 1812, the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was informed that the Russians might plan an attack. He then mobilized more than 450,000 men for his “Grande Armée” and marched towards Russia.