Monthly Archives: May 2012

Molly Kool – First Certified North American Female Sea Captain

Myrtle ‘Molly’ Kool (February 23, 1916 – February 25, 2009), a Canadian and North America’s First Certified Female Sea Captain. Molly’s boat collided with another ship in the dense fog. Falling overboard, she grabbed a piece of floating timber to … Continue reading

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Catherine Howard, Queen of England

Of all of Henry VIII’s six wives, the most beautiful was probably the nubile Catherine Howard. Henry called her his “rose without a thorn”. But she was also a silly creature who had no idea how her behavior affected others … Continue reading

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Anti-suffrage Cartoons

Once the suffrage movement got going, it met with fierce resistance in some circles. These women were ridiculed and reviled, portrayed as neglecting their homes, as “unsexed” bitter women, or just simply ridiculous. Here are a few cartoons meant to … Continue reading

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Anne of Cleves, Queen of England

Poor Anne of Cleves was sitting at the home of her brother the Duke of Cleves, minding her own business when who do you think came calling? King Henry VIII of England. He sent his trusted and favorite painter, Hans … Continue reading

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Fanny Wright – “or a goose that deserves to be hissed”

“It will appear evident upon attentive consideration that equality of intellectual and physical advantages is the only sure foundation of liberty, and that such equality may best, and perhaps only, be obtained by a union of interests and cooperation in … Continue reading

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