Tag: Murders

Sophia Dorothea of Celle- The Lady in the Tower

Born the only child of the Duke George William of Brunswick-Lüneburg in 1666, Sophia Dorothea was illegitimate.  Her mother was the Duke’s long standing mistress, Éléonore Marie d’Esmier d’Olbreuse, an exiled French Protestant aristocrat.  They weren’t even supposed to be together, and Sophia Dorothea was not supposed to exist. George William was supposed to marry […]

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Who was Kaspar Hauser?

On May 26, 1828, the streets of Nuremberg, Germany were fairly deserted.  One person seemed to be wandering them aimlessly- a teenage boy dressed in coarse peasant clothes.  He was about four feet nine inches tall with curly brown hair.  He was stocky with broad shoulders and the pale skin of an invalid.  Around five […]

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The Kitty Genovese Syndrome

Catherine Susan Genovese was an average American girl growing up in Queens, New York in the 1940s.  Kitty, as she was called by friends and family, was the eldest of five children.  Her parents moved to Connecticut when she was a young woman, but Kitty stayed in the city with her grandparents.  After a failed […]

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The Harem Conspiracy

The royal court is never an easy place.  Its full of intrigue and deception and absolute power corrupts absolutely.  This is true today as it was in ancient times.  In Egypt, no one was more powerful than the Pharaoh.  However, in the Twentieth Dynasty, Pharaoh Ramses III was getting old.  He had ruled Egypt for […]

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The Yosemite Killer and the Abducted Boy (Part Two)

WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS INFORMATION ON CRIMES OF A VIOLENT SEXUAL NATURE, AND WHICH SOME READERS MIGHT FIND TOO DISTRESSING. PLEASE DO NOT READ IF SUCH DETAILS MAY UPSET YOU. I HAVE MADE ATTEMPTS TO KEEP THOSE DETAILS BRIEF AND NON-DESCRIPT AS POSSIBLE, TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY. So, in part one (http://www.historynaked.com/yosemite-killer-abducted-boy-part-one/), we […]

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