10 Dark Secrets Of Famous Historical Figures
Society needs its heroes, which is why we often create cults of personality around people who make outstanding contributions to society. Still, nobody is perfect no matter how famous. Here are 10 dark secrets of people you thought were great.
Britain’s contributions to the Allied victory over the Nazis in World War II made Winston Churchill one of the most famous figures in world history, but there are a few dark spots in his life that tend to be ignored.
He called Indians (not Native Americans) “a beastly people with a beastly religion”. As millions of people in Bengal were dying from starvation in 1943, Churchill not only refused to send help, but even applauded this tragedy. His justification was the famine being the Indians’ own fault for “breeding like rabbits.”
Source: The Independent