The Outspoken Spanish Nun Who’s Made Herself A Political Force Sister Forcades is Spain’s most famous living nun. She’s a medical doctor with a master’s degree from Harvard. She’s a feminist who’s been reprimanded by the Vatican for supporting abortion rights. She’s a Benedictine nun in a country where the Catholic Church has historically sided... Read more »
Random Related Posts
When this Spanish merchant went out to pick cabbages, she stumbled upon an unusual kind of pest: a French knight.
When her shogun husband cheated on her, she raised an army and destroyed the other woman's house. Later she deposed her incompetent son to become the first nun to rule Japan.
A phenomenally successful archaeologist who became a fashion icon for wearing men's clothing.
Mythological Irish princess who was turned into a worm, butterfly, and a pool of water; who induced the strangest pregnancy since Jesus; and who may hold the key to understanding Ireland's history.
This self-described "undutiful daughter" posed as a man to become the world's first female shipwright.
The first Japanese woman to go to college didn't have a choice. But the experience changed her - and she changed Japan in return.
An unbeatable warrior princess who just wanted to have kids - and founded a new nation in her quest to…
Possibly the most cartoonishly evil woman to have ever existed, this Merovingian queen was an endless source of assassination attempts - including, on one memorable occasion, her own young daughter.
When this indigenous Brazilian warrior mermaid proved too awesome for her tribe, she just took up residence in the water, and started an aquatic harem of passers-by.
Escaped slave turned slave rescuer turned plantation-torching Union spymaster, she was part Moses, part Joan of Arc, part Spider-Man.