Called a jester, folly, fool, or wit; court entertainers have existed throughout history and throughout the world. The fools of medieval and renaissance England were musicians, story-tellers, comedians, jugglers, and acrobats.
Jane Digby: Lover of Kings, Sheiks and Generals
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.
The Gurkha soldiers
In 1814 the conflict between the British East India Company and the Kingdom of Nepal escalated into the Anglo-Nepalese war. Nepal lost after 2 years of fierce resistance, causing the British unexpected heavy casualties.
Spanish wine vs. English sailors
In 1625, the English commander Sir Edward Cecil (1572-1638) had set up a fleet of around 115 ships and over 15,000 seamen. The goal was the wealthy Spanish city of Cadiz. Once arriving at the bay of Cadiz, Cecil decided to attack Fort Puntel, which was supposedly protecting Cadiz.