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Woman freedom fighter with rifle at the Carlsberg Breweries. May 1945. National Museum of Denmark via Flickr.

Pauline Cushman - Union Scout and spy for US Secret Service during Civil War

Pauline Cushman (1833 - 1893) - Find A Grave Memorial

Zenobia was a 3rd-century Queen of the Palmyrene Empire. Zenobia had expanded the empire, conquering Egypt and expelling the Roman prefect, Tenagino Probus, who was beheaded after he led an attempt to recapture the territory. She ruled over Egypt until 274, when she was defeated and taken as a hostage to Rome by Emperor Aurelian.

Real History in real pictures

the london blitz: a milkman continues to deliver milk.

"Three Farmers on the way to a Dance", 1913, by August Sander

The Queen as Princess Elizabeth, Victoria and Albert Museum

Adorable Victorian couple