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Women of History · 4h ago

New images reveal Tamworth’s Warrior Queen taking shape

From Tamworth InformedTamworth's landmark ‘Warrior Queen’ statue is taking shape, with lat...
Women of History · 1W ago

Mother, dancer, wife, spy: the real Mata Hari

As the centenary of Mata Hari’s execution approaches (15th October), there are signs of renewed interest in her story.Here is an article by Julie Wheelwright in the Guardian:Since her execution on the outskirts of Paris almost a century ago, the Dutc...
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Who Was Julie d’Aubigny - aka Mademoiselle Maupin?

From OZY comes this interesting post on How many duels do you think you could fight in a single day? A glimpse at one badass French swordswoman in action offers a possible answer: three. After attending a royal ball dressed as a man, and romancing an...
Women of History · 1W ago

How the British treated 'hardcore' Mau Mau women

From the University of Cambridge:New research on the treatment of 'hardcore' female Mau Ma...
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‘Merely Nuns’? Exploring Female Agency in Hospitaller Houses in the Middle Ages - Museum of the Order of St John

Blog post by Nancy Mavroudi, Museum Assistant, Museum of the Order of St John, on women in the Hospitallers:If we were to generalise, we would probably say that Hospitaller women were primar...
Women of History · 3M ago

The Forgotten Language That Only Women Once Knew

Ever had the sneaking suspicion that women speak in different tongues? If you were a Hunanese peasant woman in 20-century China, there was a kernel of truth to the old joke. Inside a hilly, ...
Women of History · 3M ago

Last Days of Freedom For Anne Frank

"Not being able to go outside upsets me more than I can say, and I'm terrified our hiding place will be discovered and that we'll be shot," she wrote in her diary in September 1942.The Jews ...
Women of History · 3M ago

Women in the Medieval World

Modern portrayals of medieval women tend toward stereotypical images of damsels in distress, mystics in convents, female laborers in the fields, and even women of ill repute. In fact, women’...
Women of History · 3M ago

Bone-Sniffing Dogs to Hunt for Amelia Earhart's Remains

Following on from Women of History: Chasing Amelia Earhart, comes this update on the search for missing aviatrix, Amelia Earhart, and her co-pilot, Fred Noonan:But the mystery of what happen...
Women of History · 3M ago

Rediscovering the Story of Egeria - 4th Century Female Pilgrim

Egeria was a young woman who decided to make the trip of a lifetime and go to the Holy Lan...