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The We Love History digital magazine announced a competition in the United Sates for secondary school students on naming their nation’s role model. The proposals of the 30 most popular historical figures will be shared with the readers of the magazine in September, 2019. During the competition the magazine makes its digital archive available for students for free.
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Cheese: the “secret weapon” of the Middle Ages — Tacuinum Sanitatis (medieval handbook on health and wellbeing). Farmer carrying a bucket of curdled milk.
Promiscuous Monks, Naughty Nuns and other myths of Henry VIII’s Dissolution of Monasteries — According to visitation, it was revealed that the promiscuous monk was a more common figure than the naughty nun.
The Scar-Faced King of Prohibition — Dumping illegal booze in Santa Ana, Orange County, California circa 1931. During the Prohibition era millions of people found illegal means of acquiring beer, wine, gin, and whiskey. There was no stopping the spread of bootlegging – the smuggling of liquor – and it quickly became the most lucrative business in North America.
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Napoleon Bonaparte

French Emperor


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Besides setting up a modern educational system, he introduced the Code Civil, the first modern civil code that influenced civil law on the entire planet

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An estimated 3.5 million people died as a result of numerous wars that broke out due to his imperial ambitions


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