Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World

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Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World

Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World

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If you're not a Friend, you can sign-up to receive benefits including no booking fees, priority booking, and discounts. Think of the roll call of inventors and politicians, military leaders and scientists, philosophers and composers, thinkers and mystics and ask yourself this question. Where were the women?’ As the government’s national archive for England, Wales and the United Kingdom, The National Archives hold over 1,000 years of the nation’s records for everyone to discover and use. A wonderful treasure chest of women’s lives...an epic, fascinating world of warriors, writers, scientists, queens and more, women who have shaped the world and many who have been overlooked and forgotten.’- Professor Kate Williams Enhance your visit to Wycombe Swan by booking a table for our popular pre-show dining, and enjoy tasty and freshly cooked meals moments from your seats.

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Here are five trailblazing women who deserve to be household names. And don’t forget to nominate a woman from history who you think deserves more recognition using the hashtag #WarriorQueens on social media. History, completed. The statue of Laskarina Bouboulina heroine of the Greek war of independence in Spetses island, Greece Statue of Grainne Mhaol Ni Mhaille at Westport House, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Credit: Suzanne Mischyshyn, used under Creative Commons license Women’s achievements have been routinely left out of history, or misattributed or overlooked. Those women who do make it into the history books are often those who were most visible, most celebrated, most notorious, who lived their lives in public view, though that doesn’t necessarily preserve their legacy. One person’s heroine is another’s mortal enemy, it depends whose side you're on, but we can still salute the determination of these warrior queens and pirate commanders who survived, as women, in a desperate and dangerous man’s world. My hope is that Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries will inspire as I have been inspired. It’s a celebration of the importance of history, and about how, without knowing where we come from – truthfully and entirely – we cannot know who we are.’ – Kate Mosse

Beautifully illustrated and featuring a diverse and global cast, Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries is both a Dictionary of Women and a love letter to those women who made history. But it is also an intensely moving story of the forgotten life of the author’s great-grandmother, Lily Watson, a famous and highly-successful novelist in her day who has all but disappeared from the record.

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It is global, travelling the world and spanning all periods of time. It is also an intensely moving detective story of the author's own family history as Kate Mosse pieces together the forgotten life of her great-grandmother, Lily Watson, a famous and highly-successful novelist in her day who has all but disappeared from the record . .

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From Jerusalem to Mongolia and the amazing wrestling warrior princess, Khutulun. The great-great-granddaughter of Genghis Kahn and the most trusted military adviser and general to her father, Kaidu Khan, she was also a famous wrestler. Legend has it that she said she would only marry the man who could beat her in a wrestling competition. If she won, they had to present her with one hundred horses – some versions of the story say one thousand – and she is reputed to have built up her own herd of ten thousand horses. . . Usual UK delivery timescale (excluding custom prints) is between 5 and 7 working days from the date of dispatch. Please allow up to 14 working days for delivery. For custom print delivery pricing and timescales see below. One has to guard against eulogising any aspect of Crusader history – they were bloody religious wars of conquest and devastation – but, Melisende is a woman I admire. The eldest of the four daughters of Baldwin II, she was raised to succeed her father and her name appeared alongside his on official documents and in diplomatic correspondence. When he died, her husband attempted to sideline her, but Melisende refused to yield. Instead, she went to war to secure her rights and, extraordinarily for these times, the clergy and nobility supported her. She ruled as queen from 1131 to 1153, and again as regent for her son when he was on campaign from 1154 until 1161. She endowed many convents and religious institutions and was a generous patron of the arts, yet, despite all this, she is barely a whisper in the history books and there is no major mausoleum or tomb dedicated to her. Khutulun (c. 1260 – c. 1306) Joyous, celebratory and engaging, this is a book for everyone who has ever wondered how history is made.

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