Cleopatra VII, ‘Lady of Drunkenness’

All through history it seems drinking was mainly a hobby of men. Sure, women of lower classes could hit the bottle too, but in most cultures and societies it wasn’t very ladylike to get absolutely smashed. Unless you’re the queen of Egypt of course, a culture that was quite fond of drinking. Cleopatra VII was…

Peter the Great, the tsar of partying

Have you ever heard of Peter the Great? If so, you probably know he was the Russian emperor (tsar) from 1682 until 1725. He got his nickname The Great not only for his impressive physique, but also since under his reign the Russian Empire became very prosperous. He founded Saint Petersburg, which became an important…