6 lovers who have changed the course of history
During John F. Kennedy's tenure, the most powerful person in the United States was not Kennedy himself-it was J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI. That's because the president-heartthrob simply could not keep the bird in his underwear: he had cases with secretaries Priscilla Weir and Jill Cowan, with stars Marilyn Monroe, Angie Dickinson and Blaze Starr, and mafia lover Sam Giancana, Judith Exner. The FBI boss monitored every Kennedy escapade and used the evidence to blackmail him and get everything he wanted.
Aspasia of Miletus was not a simple brothel owner in 5th-century Greece-she had been brought up to behave as a good company, capable of satisfying men in both sex and conversation. And this trick came in handy when she and Pericles, governor of Athens, fell in love. Aspasia became her consultant on various political and military issues. It was said that at the time she was the most powerful person in the city, able to perform sarahs with the presence of great thinkers, like Socrates.
Josefina turned the head of the powerful Napoleon Bonaparte in such a way that whenever they fought ( and they fought VERY), the French general was depressed. And when he left Paris on a military campaign, Josefina still got him some horns, with several lovers and an expensive bohemian life that scandalized society. But bad with her, worse without her: after they divorced in 1809, Napoleon had a series of military failures that resulted in his exile on the island of Elba in 1814.
Twenty years ago, the United States stopped to discuss whether or not oral sex is considered sex. All to prove that then-President Bill Clinton had, indeed, had sex with the trainee, Monica Lewinsky, and then lied about it. The accusations of perjury and obstruction of justice prompted a process of impeachment in 1998, but Clinton narrowly escaped. The shame, however, continued to tarnish the family - was recurring issue during the 2016 presidential campaign, in which his wife, Hillary, lost to Donald Trump.
Sexual scandals are common in Indian politics, but the case of former minister Amarmani Tripathi has shocked the country. Over the years, he maintained a troubled affair with the poetess Madhumita Shukla. But then she got pregnant. To avoid a scandal that would end her career, Tripathi tried to force her to abort. She refused and in 2003 was shot dead. For the crime, the politician ended up sentenced to life imprisonment. His wife, Madhumani, too - since when he learned of the infidelity, instead of divorcing, he helped in the murder.
Henry 8th transformed England into an Anglican country - just to be able to marry the woman (s) he wanted. The fifth wife, Catherine Howard, apparently bewitched the man: for her, Henrique killed his fourth consort, Anna de Cleves, tolerated dozens of betrayals with other men and even washed, washed and washed three of them. (The house was the royal palace itself, by the way!) Eventually, the lavish queen was charged with adultery. The head of the two lovers was exposed in the Tower of London!