Welcome to 7 Strange Things.

In this blog, you can find information about the quirky, strange, and bizarre history of the world. From ancient times to modern day 7 Strange Things looks at just that – strange things! Why did ancient people compete naked in the Olympics? And what’s the worst torture device from medieval Europe?  

Find out the answers to those questions and many more. Join me in the world of the weird and wonderful, shining a light on the areas of history that are often left in the dark.

7 Strange Things is run by history graduate and Simple History script writer, Natasha Martell. (Hi – that’s me!). After spending years writing the history everyone else wanted me to, I wanted to get back in touch with what I find interesting – the weirder parts of history that aren’t taught in school.

All articles are academically sourced and referenced. It’s not fun if it’s not true.

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