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Lady Charlotte Guest

Lady Charlotte Guest was one of the most remarkable women of 19th century Britain; an English aristocrat who published a collection of medieval Welsh tales, The Mabinogion, the earliest prose literature of Britain. Charlotte was born in 1812 and was daughter to the Earl of Lindsey, who died when [...]

Georgia O’Keeffe

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 blossoms, presenting them in close up, New York skyscrapers the landscapes of New Mexico. Georgia was born the second of seven [...]

Antoinette Brown Blackwell

Antoinette Brown Blackwell was the first woman to be ordained as a mainstream protestant minister in the United States and distinguished herself from her contemporaries with her use of religious faith in her efforts to expand women’s rights. Antoinette attended Oberlin College, known for its [...]

Grace Hopper

Rear Admiral Grace M Hopper was a remarkable woman; an American computer scientist who programmed the very first computers, and United States Navy rear admiral. Born in 1906 she graduated from Vaser College with a BA in mathematics and physics and, while teaching at Vasser, went on to study [...]

Lady Hester Stanhope

A 100 years before Lawrence of Arabia, Lady Hester Stanhope abandoned her aristocratic British life to travel around the Middle East, often travelling alone, adopting local customs and settling there. She survived shipwrecks, plagues and Bedouin attacks. She was the willful child of an eccentric [...]

Corrie ten Boom

Ravensbrück concentration camp was unusual in that it was built solely for women. During World War II over 130,000 female prisoners passed through the camp. Around 40,000 were Polish, 26,000 were Jewish, 18,800 were Russian, 8,000 were French, and 1,000 were Dutch. About 50,000 women died from [...]
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