Ekaterinburg, Ipatiev, and Church on the Blood

For those of you who are familiar with the history of Russia, may understand what this is all about. For those who may not be familiar I will explain. Yekaterinburg was founded on November 18 1723 and was named after Catherine I. In 1781, Catherine the Great gave Yekaterinburg the status of a district townContinue reading “Ekaterinburg, Ipatiev, and Church on the Blood”

The Blood Countess

There have been many names synonymous with vampires. Bram Stoker created Dracula. Nosferatu. Vlad Tepes (The Impaler). Anne Rice gave us a whole world of vampires in her Interview With A Vampire series. And one of my personal favorites, Laurell K. Hamilton and her Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. But another historical figure, and thisContinue reading “The Blood Countess”

Madame LaLaurie

American Horror Story: Coven, had introduced us to many characters. See a previous post about Marie Laveau here: https://amateurconnoisseur.com/2021/04/21/queen-of-new-orleans/. Another character that was introduced during that season, was also a real person, Madame Delphine LaLaurie, portrayed by the brilliant Kathy Bates. Delphine LaLaurie is infamous. She was born in March of 1787 in New Orleans,Continue reading “Madame LaLaurie”

Julius and Ethel

Before FX premiered their show The Americans, before the fall of the Berlin Wall, before espionage was a word heard on TV shows, there was Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Julius Rosenberg was born in 1918 in New York City. He became a leader of the Young Communist League USA and there he met Ethel Greenglass.Continue reading “Julius and Ethel”