Collection: Jews >
GuditThis Jewish-Ethiopian warrior queen took the throne, ended a millennium-old biblical dynasty, and caused a break in Ethiopia's history that has not healed to this day - or did she...?
Vitka KempnerSpy, smuggler, saboteur, partisan: this Jewish woman refused to go like a lamb to the slaughter, and fought the Nazis tooth and nail... even after the war, when she, alongside others, poisoned thousands of Nazi POWs in a revenge plot.
Rosalind FranklinThe three men who accepted the Nobel Prize for "the most important scientific discovery of the 20th century" neglected to mention one thing: they owed much of their success to one brash, brilliant, and overlooked female scientist.
Collection: Rebels >
Cut Nyak DhienWhen her (second) rebel husband was killed, this heroine of Indonesian revolution took over the fight against the Dutch.
Anne Farquharson-MackintoshWhen the true king of the Scots came to reclaim the throne, this spirited woman went up against her husband to back her chosen sovereign.
BoudicaThis legendary warrior queen killed 70,000 Romans, burnt London to the ground, and became the most famous headhunter of all time - and to this day, Britain loves her for it.
Collection: Martyrs >