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....

‘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. ...