Collection: Spies >
Manuela SáenzThis revolutionary heroine of South America kept a pet bear, a disembodied moustache, and a lifestyle that defied every convention possible.
Isabelle EberhardtThis undefinable adventurer's life burnt bright but short: a wildcard of the Algerian revolution, she survived an assassination attempt by sabre, and died in a freak desert flood.
Noor Inayat KhanPacifist Indian princess who gave up everything of herself to hold the line in occupied Paris during World War 2.
Collection: Royalty >
Ranavalona IThis brutal sovereign's reign saw her outlaw clapping, pioneer death by feet-kissing, and design giant weaponized scissors - but are we only getting one side of the story...?
Alakhai BekiThis Mongol stood up to the most fearsome man in the world and in so doing, prevented a genocide.
HatshepsutOne of the greatest pharaohs to ever live, she built up Egypt so much that a generations-long sustained effort to erase her from history couldn't do the trick.
Collection: Indigenous Peoples >