Category: Histories Hidden Matriarchs

Mae Jamison and Stephanie Wilson.

Mae Jamison and Stephanie Wilson worked hard and broke through barriers when they joined NASA as astronauts. They are the first two African American women to be accepted as astronauts by NASA. Not only have they been to space but they also have numerous awards and achievements. Learn more...

Elise ‘Lise’ Meitner.

Lise Meitner, is known as the ‘Mother of the Atomic Bomb’. Over the course of a career she made many notable discoveries, however, she never received the recognition she deserved. This article will look at her life, and the trials she faced not only as a woman but also,...

Beatrice Shilling

This post is focused on the life and legacy of Beatrice Shilling, who was obsessed by engines from a young age, and went on to study engineering at university, before being recruited by the Royal Aircraft Establishment shortly before the Second World War, where she would go on...

Mileva Marić.

Mileva Marić, was the first wife of renowned theoretical physicist Albert Einstein and so much more. This article will look at Mileva’s remarkable academic achievements and the debate surrounding her contributions to Einstein’s works. ...

Madame de Pompadour and Louis XV

Madame de Pompadour, was the mistress, King Louis XV of France. Yet, as this post will show, she was much more than her Royal title. She was a friend, advisors and confidant, to the king and remained so even when they ceased to be lovers. Read on to find...

Winnifred and William Maxwell.

The name Winifred Maxwell, may well have been lost to history had she not successfully rescued her husband from the Tower of London in 1716. So, cue the Mission Impossible theme and read about her daring rescue. ...

Theodora and Justinian I

The power couple of their day, Theodore and Justinian I ruled the Byzantine Empire during the 6th century AD. They ruled as intellectual and political equals. Read on to learn more about their lives and reforms Theodora championed to improve the status of women, and the unified legal...

Marie and Pierre Curie.

In 1902 Marie Curie isolated radium, detaining its atomic weight. This discovery would lead to Marie and Pierre being awarded the Nobel prize for Physics in 1903, she was the first women to receive this award. You can learn more about this scientific duo and their life together...

Jane Austen

“The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love, I require so much!”- Jane Austen (Sense and Sensibility) Despite writing about love and marriage, Jane Austen, herself, was never married. Learn more about...

Caroline Herschel

Caroline Herschel, was the first women to receive a salary as a scientist, and was an accomplished astronomer who reviewed numerous awards, and yet she was often overshadowed by her brother. This post hopes in a small way to change that, by focusing on Carolines’s achievements. ...