History Podcasts

Benedict Arnold, Vidkun Quisling, and Other Historical Villains-When is Someone Misunderstood vs. Truly Bad?

Benedict Arnold, Vidkun Quisling, and Other Historical Villains-When is Someone Misunderstood vs. Truly Bad?

Do historical “villains” like Benedict Arnold, Vidkun Quisling, and Emperor Caligula deserve their terrible reputations, or are they victims of biased accounts? In this rebroadcast of a live event in the History Unplugged Facebook Page, Scott gets into what makes somebody a true bad guy in the past (unsurprisingly, Hitler makes this list), somebody best described as misunderstood, and somebody who deserves a rehabilitation.