History's Most Insane Rulers: Bonus Clip from History Unplugged

Listen to a special bonus clip about history's most insane rulers from our friends at the History Unplugged podcast.

Giles Milton
1-minute read

Did you know that the U.S. Army once used camels to haul equipment across the American Southwest? Or that many presidents gave their best speeches while drunk?

You didn't learn these stories in high school because your teachers though they weren't important or outright false. After all, history isn't right unless it's extremely boring.

They couldn't be any more wrong.

If you're a fan of Unknown History, I recommend you also check out the podcast History Unplugged. It's hosted by Scott Rank and he looks at the forgotten stories like these that changed our world.

Every week he interviews best-selling book authors and historical consultants for movies like Stephen Spielberg's "Lincoln" and video games like Assassin's Creed.

He also dives deep into topics like medieval health care, spies in World War 2, and the history of prostitution, from Ancient Sumeria to Victorian England.

You can listen to a sample episode about history's most insane rulers in the audio player on this page. Subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast platform or go to historyunpluggedpodcast.com


About the Author

Giles Milton

Giles Milton is a writer and historian who graduated from the University of Bristol. He is an internationally bestselling author of nine works of narrative non-fiction and three novels. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages and serialized by the BBC.