A couple historians chimed in with info I didn't have, and it's looking more like much of Marguerite's story was legend.
Marguerite de Bressieux
Random Related Posts
To ensnare the scheming ministers who were ruining her life, this princess used guile, cunning, and a sophisticated knowledge of civil engineering.
Joan of Arc
The infamous teen girl who helped end the Hundred Years War and save France - but do you know how…
Tossed off the expectations of Victorian society to become an expert mountaineer and archaeologist, traveled the Middle East by herself…
After disguising herself as a man to be the physician women needed, she was put on trial - and won.
Somalia's ballsiest queen, she took power from men either figuratively or literally - by ordering much of the gender castrated.…
Possibly the most prolific female serial killer in history, a primary inspiration for Dracula, one of the most reviled women in history, and, I argue, innocent.
The first female mathematician in recorded history, and one of the luminaries of the ancient world - but her grisly death at the hands of a mob was only the start of her troubles.
Catalina de Erauso
After escaping from a convent, this swashbuckler had the strength to chase her dreams: which were apparently to drink, fight, and womanize.
Alice B. Clement
Chicago detective whose crime-busting exploits grew so popular she had her own newspaper series and starred in her own movie.
The ghost of a tragically-murdered young child come back to haunt her mother in post-slavery America.