The future Queen Elizabeth writes one last letter to her younger brother, King Edward VI before his death saying “I intend not to fear your graces goodwill, which as I know never disarmed, so I trust you will stand by me…Thus as one desirous to hear of your majesties health, though unfortunate to see it, I shall pray to god for him to preserve you.”
Orrin Porter Rockwell was a figure of the Wild West period of American history. A lawman in the Utah Territory. Rockwell served as a bodyguard of Joseph Smith. In today’s post, our guest writer, author of the blog History Here and Now , Thomas Richardson, shows us an unexpected side of the man whose story makes him an American legend.
Today In History – Frederick Douglass is born on February 14th, 1818. He was a social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman after escaping from slavery in Maryland. Douglass became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in New York and Massachusetts. His work and anti-slavery writing became famous around the world.