‘Jolly Jane’ Toppan

‘Jolly Jane’ Toppan, born Honora Kelley reportedly killed at least 30 people between 1880 and 1901, although her victims may number up to 100. Psychiatrists today claim that she is one of the most unusual female serial killers in history. ...

Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians.

As the Lady of the Mercians she not only held her territories against the invading Vikings but extended them, and would come to change the face of England. Æthelflæd died at the height of her power, and is the only female ruler in British history to be succeeded by...

Historic Housewife-Household Protection.

Is there an old woman with a wart that roams your village? Does she have a cat? Have your crops been dying? Have you seen flocks of crows? Bodies drawn from their grave by the devil himself? If you answered yes to any of those questions you’re in the...

Queen Moremi

In Nigeria, the tallest statue is dedicated to the legendary Queen Moremi. The Queen Moremi Statue of Liberty stands at an impressive 45 feet. Erected at the Ife palace in November 2016 by the Ooni of Ife. Learn more about the story of her statue here....

Sajar al-Durr.

From slave to the first woman to occupy the Egyptian throne since Cleopatra, Shajar al-Durr, also written as Shajarat, remains one of Egypt’s most popular historical figures. She was integral in ending the Seventh Crusade and founding the Mamluk dynasty. ...

UK Charities.

A list of UK based charities which are focused on LGBT and race issues....

Eadgifu of Kent

Eadgifu would become known as the Matriarch of the House of Wessex, wielding varying amounts of power as her sons and then grandsons took the throne of England. This post takes a look into her hidden history....

Pope Joan.

There have been 266 popes, despite their differences, they have all been men, right? Not according to medieval manuscripts which tell the story of a popess who disguised as a man ruled for two years. But did she really exist?...