Who was the real Lady Godiva?

The History Guy remembers the real Lady Godiva, who may have been a different person than some believe her to be. One of the most famous stories in history might never have happened!

History Camp Swag Box Unboxing

The History Guy is excited to be a part of History Camp America on July 10! If you’re a history nerd like me you won’t want to miss out on this history event for the whole family. You’ll enjoy a full day of history talks, historic site tours, history lovers from across the country, andContinue reading “History Camp Swag Box Unboxing”

Where Legend Meets History, Remembering the Real Lone Ranger

The legends and mythology that originated in the American West have captured the imagination of generations. Some of those stories have actual historical figures as their inspiration. The History Guy remembers Bass Reeves, John Reynolds Hughes, and more forgotten history of the Wild West. It is history that deserves to be remembered!

Just Nuisance of the Royal Navy

Just Nuisance, a Great Dane of remarkable size and legendary appetite, was the only dog ever to be officially enlisted into the Royal Navy. He was beloved of sailors in the greater Cape Town, South Africa area. This special episode of The History Guy features pictures of viewers’ dogs. Special thank you to Adam Boyko,Continue reading “Just Nuisance of the Royal Navy”

Dandelions and Civilization: A Forgotten History

Dandelions are among the most populous and widespread plants on earth. The secret to their success has to do both with their unique characteristics, and their inextricable connection to humans. The history of humans and dandelions is forever linked in ways that may surprise you. It is history that deserves to be remembered!

The submarine that sank a train: the U.S.S. Barb

The History Guy remembers Eugene “Lucky” Flucky and the U.S.S. Barb, the submarine that sank a train during World War II. It is history that deserves to be remembered. The History Guy uses images that are in the Public Domain. As photographs of actual events are often not available, I will sometimes use photographs ofContinue reading “The submarine that sank a train: the U.S.S. Barb”

When the United States invaded England, The Whitehaven Raid

In April 1778, John Paul Jones struck a blow against British merchant ships in a daring raid. The History Guy remembers forgotten history during the American Revolution, the day the United States invaded England and the Whitehaven Raid.

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and A.P. Giannini

Though you may not know his name, you have probably benefited from one of A.P. Giannini’s innovations. The History Guy tells the forgotten history of the life of A.P. Giannini and the creation of modern bank loans which was inexorably tied to a devastating earthquake in San Francisco. The History Guy uses images that areContinue reading “The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and A.P. Giannini”