Tag: women in history

Evelyn Dick.

Evelyn Dick was convicted of the murder of her husband John Dick and the manslaughter of her infant son but questions remain; was Evelyn a cold blooded black window, or a victim of abuse and manipulation at the hands of her parents? ...

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. ...

Tara and Women in Buddhism

Buddhism was founded more than 2,500 years ago in India years ago by The Buddha Siddhartha Gautama. Today there are many philosophies and interpretations within the religion making it a tolerant and evolving religion. This post looks at the saviour-goddess Tara and the role of women in...

St Hild of Whitby Abbey.

Religion in Britain has been influenced by many people, one of which was the abbess of Whitby Abbey, St Hild, sometimes written as Hilda. It is her life and legacy will be the focus of this post. ...

Hildegard of Bingen and Catherine of Siena.

This post is going to look at the lives of two medieval mystics, Hildegard of Bingen, and Catherine of Siena. Both women gained the respect of church officials and lay people in their lifetimes and left lasting legacies that led to them being canonised. ...

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...

Catharine Beecher

Catharine was a prominent teacher and writer in 19th century America. Who actively promoted equal access to education for women and championed their importance in the roles as mothers and teachers, arguing that women were uniquely suited to the moral and intellectual development of children. Read more about her...

Amelia Boynton Robinson

Amelia Boynton Robinson, was a civil rights pioneer, who championed the right to vote for America’s black population. As a result of her activism she was badly beaten whilst leading a civil rights march on what has become known as Bloody Sunday. Read more about this remarkable women and...

Women of the WRAF 1918-1920

During the First World War, members of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) and the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) worked at air stations that belonged to both the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). When the decision was made to combine both the...