Women Of History

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The Floating Press, Jun 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 263 pages
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For many millennia, the history of the world has been written by, for, and about men. This fascinating volume takes a different approach, offering brief biographies of dozens of women who have played a role in key world events. Learn more about the influence and impact of ladies like Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Pocahontas, Marie Antoinette, and many others.
 

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Contents

Preface
8
Lucretia
9
Sappho
12
Aspasia of Pericles
16
Xantippe
19
Aspasia of Cyrus
21
Cornelia the Mother of the Gracchi
24
Portia
27
Countess de Grammont
144
Mademoiselle de la Valliere
146
Madame Dacier
149
Lady Masham
151
Anne Killigrew
154
Queen Anne
157
Esther Johnson
162
Esther Vanhomrigh
166

Octavia
29
Cleopatra
31
Mariamne
35
Julia Domna
37
Zenobia
39
Valeria
43
Eudocia
46
Hypatia
50
The Wife of Maximus
53
The Lady Rowena
55
Olga
57
The Lady Elfrida
60
The Countess of Tripoli
63
Jane Countess of Mountfort
65
Laura de Sade
68
The Countess of Richmond
71
Elizabeth Woodville
73
Joan of Arc
75
Jane Shore
79
Catharine of Arragon
82
Anne Boleyn
85
Margaret Roper
88
Elizabeth Lucas
91
Gaspara Stampa
93
Anne Askew
96
Queen Elizabeth
98
Lady Jane Grey
103
Tarquinia Molza
106
Mary Queen of Scots
108
Gabrielle DEstrees
110
Anne Duchess of Pembroke
114
Esther Inglis
116
Margaret Duchess of Newcastle
119
Lady Pakington
121
Noor Mahal
124
Pocahontas
127
Lucy Hutchinson
130
Lady Fanshawe
133
Dorothy Osborne
135
Catherine Philips
138
Madame de Maintenon
141
Mary Astell
170
Madame des Ursins
173
Lady Grizel Jerviswoode
177
Madame de Pontchartrain
180
Elizabeth Halkett
182
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
184
Madame du Deffand
187
Phoebe Bentley
190
Marquise du Chatelet
191
Lady Huntingdon
194
Maria Theresa
197
Meta Moller
200
Elizabeth Blackwell
204
Laetitia Barbauld
207
Hannah More
209
Anna Seward
212
Catherine Cockburn
215
Elizabeth Berkeleigh
219
Caroline Herschel
222
Madame DArblay
224
Madame Roland
227
Marie Antoinette
230
Sarah Siddons
234
Mrs Grant
238
Elizabeth Inchbald
241
Elizabeth Hamilton
244
Countess de Vemieiro
248
Joanna Baillie
250
Josephine
252
Anne Radcliffe
254
Miss Edgeworth
257
Charlotte Corday
260
Madame de Stael
264
Madame de la Rochejaquelein
267
Madame Recamier
271
Mary Brunton
274
Felicia Hemans
277
Augustina Zaragoza
279
Charlotte Bronte
281
Endnotes
285
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