When I first read about this article, it absolutely amazed me. I share it here on Medium without any changes (albeit not all photos). Please visit the original post if you are interested in all the pictures and if you wish to read more from the author. All respect and thanks to the original author hidreley (link to his Instagram).
I really wish history books would use these pictures, as well as the original ones, because it makes it so much easier to relate and remember these important historical figures.
Text from the original post:
“Due to the elevated status of celebrities, we often forget that they are normal people, just like anyone else. But the glitz and glamour dazes us, and we forget that, if only for a moment. Same applies to famous historical personalities, and even to a greater extent: we can only see them through the works of (usually) great artists, and this dash of artistic genius always make these personalities look like demigods from a long-gone era of heroic men and women. But just like with celebrities, there’s a reason to believe that they were normal regular people, despite their great achievements and stories about them.” — source: boredpanda