England, 1554. Henry VIII is dead. The country is divided, Catholic vs. Protestant. Henry's eldest daughter, Mary, a fervent Catholic, is queen. She is childless. The Catholics' greatest fear is the succession of Mary's Protestant half-sister, (title).
(Title) was born Vito Andolini, in the town of Corleone in Sicily. In 1901 his father was murdered for an insult to the local Mafia chieftain. His older brother Paolo swore revenge and disappeared into the hills, leaving Vito, the only male heir, to stand with his mother at the funeral. He was nine years old.
From the Treaty of Treason: In penance for their uprising, each district shall offer up a male and female between the ages of 12 and 18 at a public 'Reaping.' These Tributes shall be delivered to the custody of The Capitol. And then transferred to a public arena where they will Fight to the Death until a lone victor remains. Henceforth and forevermore this pageant shall be known as (title).
In the Winter of 1969, an elite force of the U.S. Army was sent on a top secret assignment in South East Vietnam. The objective: rescue Sgt. Four Leaf Tayback from a heavily guarded NVA Prison Camp. The mission was considered to be near suicide. Of the 10 men sent, 4 returned. Of those 4, 3 wrote books about what happened. Of those 3, 2 were published. And of those 2, just 1 got a movie deal. This is the story of the men who attempted to make that movie.
On October 7, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe was found, near death, on a park bench in Baltimore, Maryland. The last days of his life remain a mystery.
'In all the history of the boxing game, you find no human interest story to compare with the life narrative of James J. Braddock...' - Damon Runyon
In the late 21st century, Earth was diseased, polluted and vastly overpopulated. Earth's wealthiest inhabitants fled the planet to preserve their way of life.
In the winter of 180 A.D., Emperor Marcus Aurelius' twelve-year campaign against the Barbarian Tribes in Germania was drawing to an end. Just one final stronghold stands in the way of Roman victory and the promise of peace throughout the Empire.
Historians agree that the classical 15th century tale of (title) and his Knights rose from a real hero who lived a thousand years earlier in a period often called the Dark Ages. Recently discovered archeological evidence sheds light on his true identity.
Prisoner #64389000 -- (title)
April - 1805. Napoleon is Master of Europe. Only the British Fleet stands before him. Oceans are now battlefields.
In times of tyranny and injustice when law oppresses the people, the outlaw takes his place in history. England at the turn of the 12th century was such a time.
1300 BCE. For 400 years the Hebrews have been slaves to Egypt. Building its statues, its cities, its glory. In all that time, they have not forgotten their homeland. Or their God. God has not forgotten them.
Spring 1942. Hitler's U-Boats wreak havoc in the North Atlantic sinking over 1000 Allied ships and threatening to destroy the supply line from America to England. Unable to crack the new U-Boat radio codes, the Allies struggle blindly against the German onslaught.
Mohamed Farrah Aidid, the most powerful of the warlords, rules the capital Mogadishu. He seizes international food shipments at the ports. Hunger is his weapon. The world responds. Behind a force of 20,000 U.S. Marines, food is delivered and order is restored.
I swear by God this sacred oath: That I shall render unconditional obedience to Adolf Hitler, Führer of the German Reich and people, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and that I shall at all times be ready, as a brave soldier, to give my life for this oath...
In the coldest regions of space, the monstrous entities Ogdru Jahad - the Seven Gods of Chaos - slumber in their crystal prison, waiting to reclaim Earth...and burn the heavens. - Des Vermis Mysteriis, page 87.
In the darkness you could hear the crying of women, the wailing of infants, and the shouting of men. Some prayed for help. Others wished for death. But still more imagined that there were no Gods left, and that the universe was plunged into eternal darkness. - Pliny the Younger, A.D. 79
It is April 1945. The Allies fight deep in the heart of Nazi Germany, encountering the most fanatical resistance yet. In desperation, Hitler declares total war, mobilizing every man, woman and child...
It is almost 100 years since Christian armies from Europe seized Jerusalem. Europe suffers in the grip of repression and poverty. Peasant and lord alike flee to the Holy Land in search of fortune or salvation. One Knight returns home in search of his son. France 1184