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Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World

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She endowed many convents and religious institutions and was a generous patron of the arts, yet, despite all this, she is barely a whisper in the history books and there is no major mausoleum or tomb dedicated to her. If she won, they had to present her with one hundred horses – some versions of the story say one thousand – and she is reputed to have built up her own herd of ten thousand horses. With toe-tapping music, video, and a few mystery objects - from a 1920s football to a 19th-century sheep - Kate will share, both the story of how she tracked down her long-forgotten relative, novelist Lily Watson (in whose literary footsteps she's walking) and, at the same time, ask how history is made and who gets to make it. In 1851, a British naval commander drew Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh in her uniform, armed with a musket and holding a captive's severed head. Legend has it that she said she would only marry the man who could beat her in a wrestling competition.

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Extraordinarily, given how she lived, Gráinne survived into her early seventies, and died of natural causes in 1603. A towering, almost mythical, figure in sixteenth-century Irish history, Gráinne was head of the O’Malley clan who, for more than three hundred years, ruled the southern shore of Clew Bay and most of the barony of Murrisk. On 13 March 1821, Bouboulina raised the Greek flag and began a naval blockade against the Turkish fleet, playing a key role in their defeat. You'll meet the Mothers of Invention and Pirate Queens, the unsung heroines of medicine and science, to those who reached for the stars or took up arms to fight for what they believed in. Joyous, celebratory and engaging, it is a book for everyone who has ever wondered how history is made.A beautifully illustrated dictionary of women, it is a love letter to family history and a personal memoir about the nature of women's struggles to be heard and their achievements acknowledged. In 1851, she led an all-female army consisting of 6,000 warriors against the Egba fortress of Abeokuta. One of the many legends surrounding her is that when she asked to accompany her father on a trading trip to Spain, and was refused on the grounds that her long hair would catch in the ship’s ropes, she chopped off her hair rather than accepting her father’s decision.

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It’s a celebration of the importance of history, and about how, without knowing where we come from – truthfully and entirely – we cannot know who we are. Instead, she went to war to secure her rights and, extraordinarily for these times, the clergy and nobility supported her. Audienecs can expect a fabulous theatrical event - part detective story, part love letter to history - packed with fun facts and did-you-knows. Widowed twice and left with seven children from two marriages, and a large fortune, Bouboulina built up her own fleet of ships, including an eighteen-canon warship, Agamemnon.Within these pages you’ll meet nearly 1000 women whose names deserve to be better known: from the Mothers of Invention and the trailblazing women at the Bar; warrior queens and pirate commanders; the women who dedicated their lives to the natural world or to medicine; those women of courage who resisted and fought for what they believed; to the unsung heroes of stage, screen and stadium. She ruled as queen from 1131 to 1153, and again as regent for her son when he was on campaign from 1154 until 1161.

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But it is also an intensely moving story of the forgotten life of the author’s great-grandmother, Lily Watson, a famous and highly-successful novelist in her day who has all but disappeared from the record. It is also an intensely moving detective story of the author's own family history as Kate Mosse pieces together the forgotten life of her great-grandmother, Lily Watson, a famous and highly-successful novelist in her day who has all but disappeared from the record .Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund on custom prints unless they are faulty or we have made a mistake. If you're not a Friend, you can sign-up to receive benefits including no booking fees, priority booking, and discounts. Known as the kapetanissa, Laskarina Bouboulina was the heroine of the Greek War of Independence of 1821 and the first woman to attain the rank of admiral.

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You’ll meet the Mothers of Invention and Pirate Queens, the unsung heroines of medicine and science, to those who reached for the stars or took up arms to fight for what they believed in. The later years of her life remain murky, and she was killed in a domestic dispute rather than in battle, but her legacy as a fearless and courageous woman lives on. The eldest of the four daughters of Baldwin II, she was raised to succeed her father and her name appeared alongside his on official documents and in diplomatic correspondence. The great-great-granddaughter of Genghis Kahn and the most trusted military adviser and general to her father, Kaidu Khan, she was also a famous wrestler. Featuring a joyous cast of characters - from the first named author in history to the 19th-century woman who discovered Global Warming - this is an event for everyone, friends and family, parents, and teenagers.One person’s heroine is another’s mortal enemy, it depends whose side you're on, but we can still salute the determination of these warrior queens and pirate commanders who survived, as women, in a desperate and dangerous man’s world. At her father’s death, Gráinne took the helm as captain of the fleet and became one of the most powerful pirate commanders of the time. Kaidu failed to secure his daughter’s succession as Grand Khan and for centuries she was forgotten, until an 18th eighteenth-century French orientalist and traveller wrote a story inspired by Khutulun’s life story – ‘Turandot’, or the ‘Turkish Princess’ – though rather than wrestling her suitors, his princess sets them riddles. Why not join Kate Mosse in her first ever one-woman show celebrating amazing women, dazzling history, and even get a sneak early preview of Kate's latest novel? As the government’s national archive for England, Wales and the United Kingdom, The National Archives hold over 1,000 years of the nation’s records for everyone to discover and use.

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