Sadie “the goat” Farrell. Queen of the Waterfront

Sadie Farell was a petty thief that rose to the title of Queen of the Waterfront in late 1860s New York. She was said to be petite but tough as nails, prowling the docks of the Fourth Ward near the East River but there is some doubt on her...

Jeanne de Clisson- The Lioness of Brittany

Jeanne de Clisson was the embodiment of one of the Furies of Greek mythology. A 14th century noblewoman, she is remembered today for her 13-year long career as a pirate. As the Lioness of Brittany, Jeanne swore revenge against the French for the execution of her husband....

Queen Artemisia I

Queen Artemisia is thought to be one of first, if not the first female pirate from the Mediterranean. She was smart brave and a truly formidable. Read on to find out more about her and what pirate life was like in her day. ...

Lizzie Halliday

Lizzie Halliday was known to have murdered at least five people before being arrested and sentenced to death, becoming the first woman sentenced to death by the electric chair in early twentieth century America. So awful were her crimes that for a short time it was suspected that she...

Lizzie Borden.

On August 4th 1892, the murdered bodies of Andrew and Abby Borden were discovered in their home 92 Second Street, Fall River, Massachusetts. Suspicion for their murder soon fell on their daughter Lizzie, who was subsequently tried and acquitted. Who was Lizzie Borden, did she kill her father and...

Edith Smith

On December 17th, 1915 Edith Smith became the first female PC to receive a warrant card giving her the same power as her male counterparts. Learn more about Britain's first female police officer in this post....

Ruth Ellis.

On Easter Sunday, 1955, Ruth Ellis shot her boyfriend David Blakely to death. For her crime she was executed. But is there more to the story? Was she a victim of domestic violence who snapped? or a cold blooded killer? Read on to find out....