Collection: Revolutionaries >
Constance MarkieviczSocialite turned sniper turned socialist politician - Ireland's first woman elected to office had quite a life.
Trinidad TecsonTurned into a revolutionary in middle age, this mother became one of the Philippines most heralded women.
Petra HerreraMexican revolutionary who bombed bridges, led hundreds of women into battle, and was instrumental in turning the tide of the war for the revolutionaries.
Collection: Elders >
Sojourner TruthWhen her kid was stolen from her, this ex-slave successfully sued to get him back; she then went on to become a forceful speaker for abolition across the United States.
Mother LuWhen a government magistrate unjustly killed her son, this unassuming middle-aged wife spent years raising an army to topple that same government.
Masako HojoWhen 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.
Collection: Saints >