You might associate
history with dusty old books or classrooms filled with the endless
droning of a miserable and tediously boring teacher, but the simple
scope of it all means that there are countless figures that you may not
have heard of. Even if you have, you might never have learned the full
extent of their heroism, badassery, or set of proverbial brass
History is filled to
the brim with larger than life characters. Many of them are
remembered in myths, legends and folklore, and fictionalised versions
of many have been portrayed in film and TV. Often, stories of these
incredible individuals end up watered down or twisted, and every so
often, they pass into obscurity, or are even forgotten altogether. We
all know who Blackbeard was, and we've all heard of Genghis Khan, but
what about the men who stood behind and beside them? What about those
who ended up as footnotes in history simply because they were female?
There are even many people in living memory that simply don't get the
recognition they deserve.
These are eight of
those figures, each of which deserves to be remembered and
immortalised for their incredible actions, skills and deeds.