Rare Discoveries That Show A Different Side To History Than We Already Know

By Sophia Maddox | May 30, 2023

Forget what you learned in the history books. More often than not they only tell one side of a story filled with nuance. The rare discoveries that have been collected here show a side of history that we rarely get to see. They peel back the layers of stories that we think we know to expose little known facts that make history all the more fascinating. If you are ready to see a different side to history than you already know, then click ahead...the truth awaits!

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Antoine Fraveau was wearing this breastplate when he was struck and killed by a cannonball at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815

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Serving Napoleon during one of the skirmishes at Waterloo, Antoine Fraveau was just a young man when he took to the field in this glistening golden breastplate. Pieces of armor like this were vastly important to soldiers in the 19th century as they protected against blows from blunt instruments and in some cases they could protect against sword swipes. The one thing they definitely couldn’t protect against was a cannonball. While fighting in 1815 he was blasted by cannon fire. Supposedly he was preparing to get married shortly before his death. This breastplate shows the true violence of the Napoleonic Wars.