Cranky Ladies of History, ahoy!

As we all know from, um, watching movies and stuff, timeliness is for losers. Thus, despite being released on International Women's Day, it's only now that I write this blog post on the ridiculously gorgeous anthology Cranky Ladies of History edited by Tansy Rayner Roberts and Tehani Wessely, in which I have a story, 'Little…

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Ten Random But Excellent Facts About Historical Women for International Women’s Day

1 – If Meryt-Neith had a man's name she'd be regarded as a pharaoh of the First Dynasty of ancient Egypt (ruling circa 3000 BCE) and the world's first know queen regnant. But since she has a women's name many historians don't consider there to be enough evidence to say with reasonable certainty that she…

Ten Great Military Leaders, Probably Cranky Ones

This post is all Boudicca's fault. When reading lists of great female military leaders, Boudicca keeps appearing on them. And when these are usually lists of no more than ten people, I get a wee bit judgey at that. It's not that Boudicca isn't an iconic figure. She is. She, in righteous anger, raised a…