I love nonfiction. I love learning new things on topics I never really knew that much about. And what I really love is learning new things about topics I thought I had down. When an author takes a topic and presents it in an entirely new light to me, it reminds me that there is always more than one side to a story, and that maybe the people who wrote history books didn’t write it down exactly like it happened. So here are five mind-blowing histories on people I had developed some misconceived notions about.