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Awesome Women in History

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Creation Date October 22nd, 2021
Updated Date Updated November 15th, 2021
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Learn the stories of awesome women in history from all parts of the world.
  1. Hear the story of this controversial woman in history Gunnhild, the Mother of Viking Kings, who has been described with the most unflattering of adjectives, such as; witch-like, power hungry, cruel, evil and fierce, but also as ambitious and be
  2. Meet Irene Longman, the first woman to be elected into Queensland Parliament in 1929.Could you imagine living in a society where when they were designing the parliament house, they didn’t even bother to put a female toilet in? Well, in 1929 Ire
  3. When you think of women participating in World War I, you probably have an image of a nurse or a woman on the home front baking cookies, knitting socks, and writing letters to the chaps on the front line. What doesn’t immediately come to mind i
  4. Elizabeth Vigée Le Brun painted over 30 portraits of Marie Antionette.Find out what life was like for a female artist  who rose up from poverty to prominence to become Marie Antionette's artist during the lead up to the French Revolution.Click
  5. Roza Shanina, Russian Sniper was the propaganda poster girl for the Red Army during WWII, but being a woman in the army  wasn't always as glossy as the magazines made out. Click to join my mailing listWarning: This episode has references to sex
  6. Click to join my mailing listVote for History Detective in the 2021 Podcast Awards  in the History and People's Choice categories!https://www.podcastawards.com/ If you would like to support the podcast, you and Buy Me a CoffeeThe actions of Ros
  7. Click to join my mailing listWe are so used to the narrative of the Vietnam War being told through a masculine lens; male politicians, sending male soldiers to Vietnam, movies about male soldiers and male historians writing all the textbooks. B
  8. Before there was the Warrior Nun on Netflix, there was Hōjō Masako, “Shogun Nun”, who was the wife of the very first shogun of Japan and a formidable political activist. After her hubby died, she shaved her head, and became a nun, but she conti
  9. If you do a Google image search of Lakshmibai you will see a fierce Indian woman dressed in a man’s uniform, with her son strapped to her back, holding a sword and leading a charge against British soldiers. This was Lakshmibai, Queen of Jhansi.
  10. This is a Museum of Australian Democracy and History Detective Collaboration.Click to join my mailing listDownload the FREE teaching resources for this episode at the MoAD website.In this 3-part series we are going to celebrate the lives of thr

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