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!

Articles by Madeline Hiltz:

The Gross – But Life-Saving – Chocolate of World War II

Four British soldiers eating chocolate

Chocolate lovers tend to obsess over the treat’s yummy taste. However, it hasn’t always had such a great one. In fact, few know that Hershey’s…

Cold War-Era Double Agents Who Could Easily Outfox James Bond

Robert Hanssen's mugshot + Robert Hanssen being led by police in handcuffs

The best-known spy of all time is James Bond, a fictional British agent developed by Ian Fleming during the height of the Cold War. While…

Bomber Mafia: Success, But At What Cost?

Three Boeing B-29 Superfortresses flying over Japan

People often don’t stop and consider the decision-making process that went into the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. Malcolm Gladwell’s…

Starlet-Turned-Spy: The Double-Life of Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker in costume

Josephine Baker broke color barriers, is a feminist icon, advocated for Civil Rights and became the most famous woman in France throughout the 1920s and…

Misleading Military Movies That Feature Glaring Historical Errors

Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in 'Darkest Hour' + Mel Gibson as Benjamin Martin in 'The Patriot'

For better or for worse, historical accuracy is often given up for entertainment purposes when it comes to certain films. Even the military movies most…