Adventuresses in History

Just about everywhere you look, you can find a woman who strikes you as a true adventuress.

History is no exception.

Imagine the heroic women who have tip-toed, rampaged, danced and otherwise stepped through the pages of history.

Cleopatra, Isadora Duncan, Marie Curie, Dolly Madison, Marie Antoinette, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Elizabeth I are some adventuresses who come to mind.

It’s a shame we weren’t very much exposed to them in school. But now, through the internet and books and film, we can meet the women who survived exploration, wars, primitive medicine, and settlement to fascinate us today.

The Amazing Amazonienne, Isabela Godin The story of the earliest known woman to travel the length of the Amazon--in the 18th century--is a story of love and tragedy read more

Miss Alida, a Freedom Celebration in Suriname Before a slave woman from an eighteenth-century Suriname sugar plantation escaped into the jungle, she read more


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