Category Archives: Scandalous Women

Aelfthryth, Queen of England

In researching medieval queens, I came across the story of a queen having all the elements of a fairy tale. Her name is Aelfthryth, the wife of King Edgar the Peaceable who was the great-grandson of Alfred the Great. Her … 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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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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Anne Boleyn, Queen of England

We heard about Anne Boleyn in our blog about Catherine of Aragon. Anne has the distinction of being the first Queen Consort to be beheaded and because of her, the course of ecclesiastical history in England changed forever. Anne’s exact … Continue reading

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Bicycles and Women’s Emancipation

“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel.” Susan … Continue reading

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