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    Unfairly Maligned Historical Figures

    What people do you think don't deserve their modern bad reputations? I was thinking specific people, but feel free to name groups/cultures as well. One whom I think definitely got the short end of the stick reputation wise is Vlad III Tepes aka Dracula. In Romania he is a national hero and was...
  2. VHS

    The much maligned Qing Dynasty

    Qing Dynasty had its fair share of issues: Its censorship, close-door policy and reactionary rule resulted in backwardness of China. The initial invasion brought unprecedented loss of lives and properties. Its failure to full reform led to chaos and decline in China for more than a century...
  3. funakison

    King John is one of England's most maligned monarchs...

    To what extent does he deserve his bad boy reputation.
  4. gladiatrice

    Maligned historical figures

    As of late, I've found myself defending two historical figures who have been vilified throughout history; Lucrezia Borgia, and King Richard III. However, I know that there are many more figures than just those two who have been slandered, and I would like to explore that. I've made a short list...
  5. Mark Jessop

    the much maligned Louis XVI

    Could he reign? https://soundcloud.com/republic-and-empire/context-ten-the-much-maligned 01:01the candle 04:13 what is required 06:19 is he ready for Majesty? 08:50 a pleasant man 10:55 socially awkward 13:18 what is the problem with his wife? 15:04 consummation 17:00 sum up...
  6. SirOrmondeWinter

    Is Jimmy Carter unfairly maligned?

    He's been in the news a lot more recently following the success of Argo. Over the years his administration has become a byword for malaise and indecision but is that fair? By all accounts Carter was an very clever man, had a degree in nuclear engineering and would probably have been an admiral...