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  • deb daniel
  • She’s on the list! See also: Bessie Stringfield.

  • SemIAm

    I’m surprised Lady Jane Grey isn’t in the mix.

  • Christy Collins

    I’m surprised you don’t have any Scottish women, such as Scáthach (who educated aspiring knights in the tactics of war and of sex), Black Agnes (“a brawling, boisterous Scottish wench”), Colonel Anne (the only woman on record to have raised a clan), or Margaret Ann Bulkley (aka Dr. James Barry, who worked as a physician for over 50 years before dying and being discovered as a woman). I’d also love to know more about Tigh na Banaghaisgeich,” the mysterious house of the female Amazon.

  • They’re all on the list! :) Clearly I need to get to one (or all) of them soon….

  • Just a few hours ago I searched for “Bessie Stringfield” and “Dot Robinson” – two
    well-respected women motorcyclists – and, not finding any reference to
    them in your search engine, sent you details on both. I hope you’ll
    follow up on some of these women!

  • Kanya Saraswati

    Hi! I’m from Indonesia and would like to make suggestions. I haven’t finished your entire websites (so many interesting things I have to read in detail!) so I dont know if you’ve done them or not:

    1. Tjut nyak dien (a freedom fighter from aceh, the islamic province of indonesia)
    2. Keumalahayati (the first woman admiral in the modern world, also from aceh)
    3. Martha Christina tiahahu (a freedom fighter from Maluku, eastern territory of Indonesia)
    4. Nyi Ageng Serang (a war commander from Java)

    and a mythical one that is quite interesting is probably Nyi Roro Kidul (there are a lot of spelling to her name, from Nyai Roro Kidul, or Nyi Loro Kidul or Nyai Loro Kidul). She was a queen and even now people still thought that she was still reigning over the “other” world (spiritual world). People actually take her seriously even until now that there are hotel rooms dedicated for her and people dont wear green when closing into her said territory (coz she likes green and she will “take” you if you’re wearing green).

    worth checking into! I’ll be waiting for your new entries!!

  • Keumalahayati is in the book! The others are on my list – although it’s really hard to get good English language information on them! :) Thank you!

  • Kanya Saraswati

    If you text or information in Indonesian, I’d gladly help you translate some. Feel free to contact me!

  • Sonia Cilento

    can you please do a rp entry on the two sisters trung (or hai bà trưng in vietnamese)

  • They’re in the book! :)

  • Maggie

    Please tell me that Anna Komnene and Judith of Flanders are on the list to do soon?!

  • They’re both on the to-research list. The upcoming list is a bit more ad-hoc, although I should shore that up. :)

  • Anna Gilsdorf

    Have you thought about Lucrezia Borgia?

  • Yep! When I looked into her, the story seemed to be “here’s a bunch of awful stuff people said about her, none of it was true. The end!”

    Thought it’d be a pretty boring entry.

  • Anna Gilsdorf

    There is a very good biography on her by Sarah Bradford.

  • Kat Caloma

    Have you considered doing Gorgo, the wife of King Leonidas of Sparta? She was credited to be the first woman cryptographer after uncovering a plot to assasinate her father and also rode out to battle and overlooked war strategies. She’s awesome.

  • Kat Caloma

    You should also highly look into doing Aspasia, the mistress of Perecles of Athens. She was an educated woman who ran a brothel outside of her own home but was also a very skilled speaker and even individuals like Socrates went to have discussions with her and talk to her.

  • They’re both on the list! Thanks for the suggestions !:D

  • Gulsuren

    Will there be an entry on Razia Sultan?

  • Probably! She’s on the list. :)

  • Coffee

    Hi! I would like to suggest Maria Quitéria (in the independency of the Bahia, she dressed up as a man and fought in the army. She was discovered by the general, but she was so good in fighting that they put her to lead an women army)! Besides her, exist Anita Garibaldi (she fought in a war, side by side with men, and fought even pregnant), Lotta de Macedo Soares (almost a genius, she was an architect without take a college and did amazing things) and one from literature, Capitu, from the book “Dom Casmurro” (she was very ahead of her time, and the book was wrote thousand years ago).

  • Maria Quiteria is on the list! Anita Garibaldi was covered in book one, and Lotta de Macedo Soares was new to me… putting her on the list! I’ll look into Capitu, but I rarely do people from literature anymore. Thank you!

  • esmeralda

    my new favorite website

  • esmeralda

    i am writing a book about strong women i hope to get published i was inspired by this website thank you for creating it in the first place or i would never have been inspired to write my book ;)

  • Bunny on the Moon

    Hi, I’ve just learned of Trieu Thi Trinh. Vietnam’s Joan of Arc a thousand years even before her. Would love to see your storytelling of Trieu Thi Trinh.

    I read about her on April Mag

  • She’s on the list!

  • I.N.Evan

    I would like to suggest Milunka Savić one of the most decorated female soldier(Balkan Wars and WW1) she was largely forgotten from history but was one of the most interesting female solders from ww1.
    btw tried to use the suggestion on contract,can’t seem to send it, so had to do it like this…