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Madge Syers

We are now used to there being male and female versions of many sports; women’s football, women’s athletics and so forth. But in the very early part of the 20th [...]

Writers

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    Anna Akhmatova was a Russian modernist poet and one of the most acclaimed writers in the Russian canon. Besides poetry, she wrote memoirs, autobiographical pieces and [...]

Artists

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    Georgia O’Keeffe, a pioneer of modern art, has been recognized as the Mother of American Modernism. She is best known for her large-format paintings of enlarged [...]

Editors Choice

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    Beryl Burton was an English cyclist who won more than 90 domestic championships and seven world titles. On 17 September 1967, at the UK National Time Trial, Beryl rode a staggering 277.25 miles in 12 hours around the lanes of Yorkshire. This was a world record for both men and women! It was two [...]

Scientists

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    Hedy Lammar, born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in Austria, was considered by many as the most beautiful woman in the world, starring in countless films. Hedy grew up in Vienna [...]

Adventurers

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    Jane Digby was an English aristocrat who lived a wild and scandalous life with four husbands, many [...]

Social reformers

  • Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian and campaigner for women’s [...]

Politicians

  • At the height of the First World War, thousands of women, engineering and shipyard workers [...]

Humanitarians

  • Ravensbrück concentration camp was unusual in that it was built solely for women. During World War [...]