Gertrude Bell

On 95 Sloane Street sits an English Heritage plaque dedicated to Gertrude Bell, on the plaque she is described as a traveller, archaeologist and diplomat but she would also help the British government in the First World War....

Odette Sansom.

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Women of the WAAF

If you have been following us on our blog, podcast and social media for a while now you may well have noticed that I have a special interest in the story of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF). Last year I looked into the Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF),...

The Schuyler Sisters.

Hamilton is a world wide phenomenon it the musical we meet the Schuyler sisters, Angelica, Eliza and Peggy. But, who were they really? Did Angelica really ‘want to take a bite’ out of Alexander, was Eliza the ‘best of wives’ and did Peggy really confide in him? These are...

Émilie du Châtelet

Émilie du Châtelet was a French mathematician and a famed lover of the controversial playwright Voltaire. Her scientific work includes what is still considered the definitive French translation of Newton’s Principia. Yet after her death, Émilie was all but forgotten, and if she was remembered at all, her achievements...

Cleopatra

We began this month with the first Queen of Egypt Merneiththe, and so it seemed only fitting that we end the month with Cleopatra VII Philopator who was the last, and some might argue, most famous Queen of Egypt. Cleopatra's life story has been told and retold, and the...

Nefertiti

Nefertiti has been immortalised in part due to her role in her husband’s overhaul of the Ancient Egyptian religious structure and thanks to the discovery of the famous bust giving a face to the name. However, her story was more complex and interesting than her being the simple wife...

Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut ruled as King during 18th Dynasty Egypt. She first ruled as regent for her nephew before elevating herself to king but is her story that of an ambitious power grab or dutiful regent protecting her infant nephew?...