Madeline Hiltz

Maddy Hiltz is someone who loves all things history. She received her Bachelors of Arts in history and her Master’s of Arts degree in history both from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Her thesis examined menstrual education in Victorian England. She is passionate about Princess Diana, the Titanic, the Romanovs, and Egypt amongst other things.

In her spare time, Maddy loves playing volleyball, running, walking, and biking, although when she wants to be lazy she loves to read a good thriller. She loves spending quality time with her friends, family, and puppy Luna!

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Articles by Madeline Hiltz:

Athenian Hoplites: An Overlooked Part Of Athens’ Success In The Ancient World

Ancient warfare has been heavily analyzed by scholars and has made waves in movies such as 300. However, popular culture and scholarly studies tend to…

The Highs And Lows Of The Czech Panzer 38(t)

Tanks are often thought as a technology of the First World War, but the Czech Panzer 38(t) played a major role in some of the…

Pentagon’s UFO Report Lands With A Shrug, Sightings ‘Probably Lack A Single Explanation’

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released its highly anticipated Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) report to Congress on Friday, June 25, 2021.…

Did The Trojan War Really Happen? Here’s What We Know

The Trojan War remains one of the greatest stories from ancient times. Filled with strong warriors, heroes, epic battles, divine intervention, and a giant wooden…

How Wartime Rationing Helped The British Get Healthy

People lined up for potatoes

Rationing is often thought of as a type of “starvation diet,” but did you know that wartime rationing not only changed the dietary habits of…

The Curious Case Of The US Camel Corps

On May 10, 1855, Secretary of War Jefferson Davis personally wrote one of the most bizarre orders in American Army history. This order, addressed to…

Ämari Pilots’ Cemetery: An Abandoned Graveyard That Uses Aircraft Parts As Gravestones

Aircraft tails sticking out of the forest ground at Ämari Pilots' Cemetery

Ämari Pilots’ Cemetery, the final resting place of Soviet-Estonian fighter pilots killed in air accidents, is a strange sight to behold. The spooky part of…

The Lewis And Clark Air Rifle: A Blast From The Past

Sacajawea guiding Lewis and Clark

When one thinks of guns and colonizing the West, violence is often the notion that comes to mind. However, the secret weapon (no pun intended)…

How Two Families Escaped East Germany In A Hot Air Balloon

East German police guarding the Berlin Wall

What price would you pay for freedom? What dangers would you put your family through for a chance at a new life? These were the…

Igor Of Kiev: The Mysterious Prince

Igor I of Kiev ruled from AD 913 until his death in AD 945. Although he had a relatively long reign, many aspects of his…

Operation Mongoose: The US Government’s Ridiculous Plot to Overthrow Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro speaking at a podium + John F. Kennedy sitting at his desk

Fidel Castro was one of the most famous figures of the Cold War. He was especially famous in the United States, as officials with the…

Project Stargate: When the CIA Tried to Harness Psychic Energy Against the Soviets

Woman sitting at a table where Zener cards have been laid out + Purple sparkles

Project Stargate sounds like something out of this world – and it kind of is. No, it doesn’t refer to wormholes or the exploration of…