Forgotten Royal Women

Bringing thirty of these royal women out of the shadows, along with the footnotes of their families, this collection of bite-sized biographies will tell forgotten tales and shine much needed light into the darkened corners of women's ...

Forgotten Royal Women

Great women are hidden behind great men, or so they say, and no man is greater than the king. For centuries, royal aunts, cousins, sisters and mothers have watched history unfold from the shadows, their battlefields the bedchamber or the birthing room, their often short lives remembered only through the lens of others. But for those who want to hear them, great stories are still there to be told: the medieval princess who was kidnapped by pirates; the duchess found guilty of procuring love potions; the queen who was imprisoned in a castle for decades. Bringing thirty of these royal women out of the shadows, along with the footnotes of their families, this collection of bite-sized biographies will tell forgotten tales and shine much needed light into the darkened corners of women's history.

Forgotten Queens in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Portraits of other royal women adapted from Nattier's portrait of the French queen
transformed its meanings by generating new ones. These images make
reference to the original painting by imitating the queen's pose, dress, or both in
order to ...

Forgotten Queens in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Forgotten Queens in Medieval and Early Modern Europe examines queens dowager and queens consort who have disappeared from history or have been deeply misunderstood in modern historical treatment. Divided into eleven chapters, this book covers queenship from 1016 to 1800, demonstrating the influence of queens in different aspects of monarchy over eight centuries and furthering our knowledge of the roles and challenges that they faced. It also promotes a deeper understanding of the methods of power and patronage for women who were not queens, many of which have since become mythologized into what historians have wanted them to be. The chronological organisation of the book, meanwhile, allows the reader to see more clearly how these forgotten queens are related by the power, agency, and patronage they displayed, despite the mythologization to which they have all been subjected. Offering a broad geographical coverage and providing a comparison of queenship across a range of disciplines, such as religious history, art history, and literature, Forgotten Queens in Medieval and Early Modern Europe is ideal for students and scholars of pre-modern queenship and of medieval and early modern history courses more generally.

The Forgotten Women of Ireland

Do you now belong to, or have you ever served in, His~ Majesty's Army, the
Marines, the Militia, the Militia, Reserve, the Territorial Force, Royal N avy, or
Colonial Forces? If so, state which, and if not now serving, state cause of
discharge ..~, .

The Forgotten Women of Ireland

The forgotten Women of Ireland is about Bridget and Mary Garahy together with approximately four thousand other women from Ireland. They came to Australia before 1855 to marry Australian men, as there was a shortage of women at that time!

The Forgotten Female Aesthetes

As a Guardsman, he is a soldier especially selected for his strength — but the
Guards were also called the "Household" because they attended on the royal
family, a name that implies a certain domestic identification. We can see Bertie's ...

The Forgotten Female Aesthetes

Schaffer (English, Queens College, City U. of New York) analyzes the complex dialogue between male and female aesthetes in late Victorian England, exploring the heretofore insufficiently recognized role that women such as Lucas Malet, Ouida, and others played in this influential late Victorian literary movement. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Forgotten Monarch

... completely taken with one of the members of the royal court, a stunning young
woman standing OH to the king's side. The woman was captivating, between the
glossy black of her silken hair, the orangey pink of her smiling lips, the elegant ...

Forgotten Monarch

When the prince of Riverstone is assassinated, and his twin brother rises to power under a cloud of suspicion, all of Siamard is thrown into jeopardy. As the res of revolution grow, and inhuman threats from the old world resurface, Jacobus, the rightful heir to his fathers throne is found, far more alive than his brother would like...Far from the kingdom that has all but forgotten him, the monarch of Riverstone must throw o the chains of slavery, gather allies to his cause, and take back his birthright before all of Siamard is crushed in the monstrous claws of the ancient and terrible Rhone. With the aid of a fellow slave, a mysterious mystic, and an alluring princess, he must journey across the world and uncover the plot against him, lest all the world fall into evil and madness.

Egypt as a Woman

As the details of women's al activism were suppressed or forgotten, what
remained, or were ibered, were female symbols. ... The politics of royal women
and nationalist representations of marchy also fall outside the main purview of
this work.

Egypt as a Woman

"Can anything new be said about modern Egyptian nationalism? Beth Baron's book Egypt as a Woman, one of the best modern Egyptian history books to appear in several years, leaves no doubt that it can. With evenhandedness and generosity, Baron shows how vital women were to mobilizing opposition to British authority and modernizing Egypt."--Robert L. Tignor, author of Capitalism and Nationalism at the End of Empire "A wonderful contribution to understanding Egyptian national and gender politics between the two world wars. Baron explores the paradox of women's exclusion from political rights at the very moment when visual and metaphorical representations of Egypt as a woman were becoming widespread and real women activists--both secularist and Islamist--were participating more actively in public life than ever before."--Donald Malcolm Reid, author of Whose Pharaohs? Archaeology, Museums, and Egyptian National Identity from Napoleon to World War I

The Women s Royal Army Corps

... on the part of women flung into a military world run by men according to a
complicated and dimly understood rule book. ... everything had been planned for
her arrival and no detail affecting the comfort of the women had been forgotten.

The Women s Royal Army Corps

When the history of the Twentieth Century is written let us hope that the few nobel ideals of our era are not entirely submerged by the scientific miracles and horrors which increasingly dominate our lives. High among such ideas must rank the recognition of women in more and more walks of life as equal partners with men, and in no area was the battle for recognition fought with greater determination then or more evident ultimate justification in the righteousness of their course then in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, later to become the WRAC. As Brigadier Bidwell puts it: At the heart of the question was not so much doubt about the ability or reliability of women, but an unformulated but powerful fear of the consequences of their intrusion in strength into an entity so exclusively and aggressively male as an army in the field'. He goes on to demonstrate how they managed not only to dispel that fear but but to replace it with admiration and respect which few could have dared to envisage at the outset. The Corps must be warmly congratulated upon their decision to ask Brigadier Bidwell to write their history. As an experienced military historian but nevertheless a detached observer, he brings to his task an objectivity and balance of judgement which exonerates his book from any taints of hagiography but nevertheless constitutes a record of which even the oldest regiments would be proud.

Doomed Queens

Over the course of fifty irresistibly illustrated and too-brief lives, Doomed Queens charts centuries of regal backstabbing and intrigue.

Doomed Queens

Illicit love, madness, betrayal--it isn’t always good to be the queen Marie Antoinette, Anne Boleyn, and Mary, Queen of Scots. What did they have in common? For a while they were crowned in gold, cosseted in silk, and flattered by courtiers. But in the end, they spent long nights in dark prison towers and were marched to the scaffold where they surrendered their heads to the executioner. And they are hardly alone in their undignified demises. Throughout history, royal women have had a distressing way of meeting bad ends--dying of starvation, being burned at the stake, or expiring in childbirth while trying desperately to produce an heir. They always had to be on their toes and all too often even devious plotting, miraculous pregnancies, and selling out their sisters was not enough to keep them from forcible consignment to religious orders. From Cleopatra (suicide by asp), to Princess Caroline (suspiciously poisoned on her coronation day), there’s a gory downside to being blue-blooded when you lack a Y chromosome. Kris Waldherr’s elegant little book is a chronicle of the trials and tribulations of queens across the ages, a quirky, funny, utterly macabre tribute to the dark side of female empowerment. Over the course of fifty irresistibly illustrated and too-brief lives, Doomed Queens charts centuries of regal backstabbing and intrigue. We meet well-known figures like Catherine of Aragon, whose happy marriage to Henry VIII ended prematurely when it became clear that she was a starter wife--the first of six. And we meet forgotten queens like Amalasuntha, the notoriously literate Ostrogoth princess who overreached politically and was strangled in her bath. While their ends were bleak, these queens did not die without purpose. Their unfortunate lives are colorful cautionary tales for today’s would-be power brokers--a legacy of worldly and womanly wisdom gathered one spectacular regal ruin at a time.

Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia

Royal Society of South Australia. NOTES MADE AT ANNEAN STATION ...
Whether the child had been placed in this position when still alive is doubtful , but
the woman had evidently neglected it in order to get rid of it . I have , however ,
noticed ...

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Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia

Royal Society of South Australia. NOTES MADE AT ANNEAN STATION ...
Whether the child had been placed in this position when still alive is doubtful , but
the woman had evidently neglected it in order to get rid of it . I have , however ,
noticed ...

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Wilderness Women Canada s Forgotten History

Wilderness Women keep her the rest of her life ” . Her ancestral properties were
in ... It was not many years after the publication of Marguerite ' s story that Samuel
de Champlain became Royal French Geographer . As a successor to André ...

Wilderness Women  Canada s Forgotten History

Vignettes from the personal lives of eight women including Martha Black, Charlotte Bompas, Amelia Douglas.

Forgotten Armies

It came together to fete the Japanese royals who regularly passed through on
their way to Europe; it also celebrated British royal coronations and jubilees.
Some Japanese men and women married locals, such as Indians resident in
Malaya.

Forgotten Armies

The vast crescent of British-ruled territories from India down to Singapore appeared in the early stages of the Second World War a massive asset in the war with Germany, providing huge quantities of soldiers and raw materials and key part of an impregnable global network denied to the Nazis. Within a few weeks in 1941-2 a Japanese invasion had destroyed all this, almost effortlessly taking the 'impregnable fortress' of Singapore with its 80,000 strong garrison, and sweeping through South and Southeast Asia to the frontier of India itself. This revolutionary, absolutely gripping book brings to life the entire experience of South and Southeast Asia in this extraordinary period, telling the story from an Indian, Burmese, Chinese or Malay perspective as much as from that of the British or Japanese. Effectively it is the story of the birth of modern South and Southeast Asia and the hopes and fears of the dozens of 'forgotten armies' marching through the jungle battlefields, so many dying for causes swept away by the reality that emerged in 1945. Even as the British successfully fought back in the bloodiest battles in South and Southeast Asia's history, there was no going back to colonial rule.

Forgotten Empire

... could be the wholesale slaughter of a male population, the enslavement of
women and children and the confiscation of land. ... There is a variety of clay
tablets from the archives of the royal centre at Persepolis (cats 308-1 1 ) and
more from ...

Forgotten Empire

A richly-illustrated and important book that traces the rise and fall of one of the ancient world's largest and richest empires.

Catchers of the Light

This book of 1600 or so pages, with 1800 or more photographs/illustrations and over 2000 references/notes - represents the FIRST fully detailed and professionally researched book on the subject; and tells of the incredible lives of the ...

Catchers of the Light

'Catchers of the Light' is a History of Astrophotography. It tells the true stories of the 46 pioneers who did most to master the art of celestial photography, as it was known during its early days; and whose efforts have made it possible for us to see the many magnificent pictures of the Universe featured in books, magazines and on the internet. In its TWO magnificent volumes is contained an unbelievable collection of tales of adventure, adversity and ultimate triumph and tells the uplifting stories of this small band of ordinary men and women, who did such extraordinary things; overcoming obstacles as diverse as war, poverty, cholera, death, very unfriendly cannibal natives and even exploding donkeys. It has been written with a no specific audience in mind - it is a book for anybody in fact - astronomers, photographers, historians, genealogists, art dealers, students, artists, doctors, farmers, builders, teachers & many more. If you like to read about the lives of special people - those who never give up - no matter what - and who succeed in achieving the seemingly impossible - then this is the book for you. This book of 1600 or so pages, with 1800 or more photographs/illustrations and over 2000 references/notes - represents the FIRST fully detailed and professionally researched book on the subject; and tells of the incredible lives of the pioneers of Astrophotography, each with their own incredible story to tell - they were the ‘Catchers of the Light’. Catchers of the Light is divided into ten Parts (I-X), each covering a specific aspect of the subject- I: Origins of Astrophotography; II: Lunar Astrophotography; III: Solar Astrophotography; IV: Solar System Astrophography; V: Deep Space Astrophotography; VI: Photographic Astronomical Spectroscopy; VII: Photographic Sky Surveys; VIII: Astrographs; IX: Modern Digital Age; X: Appendices. The following men and women are to be found in the pages of the book; who are the 'Catchers of the Light': Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre (1787-1851); Joseph Nicephore Niepce (1765-1833); Frederick Scott Archer (1814-1857); Richard Leach Maddox (1816-1902); John William Draper (1811-1882); Maurice Loewy (1833-1907); Pierre Henri Puiseux (1855-1928); William Henry Pickering (1858-1938); Armand Hippolyte Leon Fizeau (1819-1896); Jean Bernard Leon Foucault (1819-1868); Warren De La Rue (1815-1889); Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen (1824-1907); John Adams Whipple (1822-1891); William Usherwood (1821-1915); Pierre Paul Henry (1848-1905); Mathieu Prosper Henry (1849-1903); Maximillian Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf (1863-1932); William Cranch Bond (1789-1859); George Phillips Bond (1825 -1865); Benjamin Apthorp Gould (1824-1896); Henry Draper (1837-1882); Isaac Roberts (1829-1904); William Edward Wilson (1851-1908); James Edward Keeler (1857-1900); Edward Emerson Barnard (1857-1923); Williamina Paton Strevens Fleming (1857-1911); Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (1816-1892); Father Pietro Angelo Secchi (1818-1878); William Huggins (1824-1910); Margaret Lindsay Murray (1848-1915); Edward Charles Pickering (1846 - 1919); Hermann Vogel (1841-1907); Wilhelm Oswald Lohse (1845-1915); Julius Scheiner (1858-1913); Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953); Milton Lasell Humason (1891-1972); Amedee Ernest Barthelemy Mouchez (1821-1892); David Gill (1843-1914); William Parsons (1800-1867); Andrew Ainslie Common (1841-1903); George Willis Ritchey (1864 1945); Henri Chretien (1879-1956); Bernhard Voldemar Schmidt (1879-1935); . Eugen von Gothard (1857-1909); Alfred Rordame (1862-1931); Marcel De Kerolyr (1873-1969). If you have seen or read ‘Longitude’ the story of John Harrison, the country carpenter who built the first clock that could accurately tell the time at sea, and who also made ‘Del Boy’ a ‘millionaire’, then you will love the ‘Catchers of the Light’.

Forgotten Shrines

... like her royal mistress , from the Court , and his wicked persecution of her
family had accumulated sorrow upon sorrow on her grey head . She was the
bravest and most constant of women , as her most bitter enemies freely admitted ,
truly a ...

Forgotten Shrines

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Two Royal Women

Nigel Dempster , whose Daily Mail “ Diary " was England ' s nearest thing to the
final word on the royal family ' s doings , wrote a column on September 17 on
Lady Diana Spencer . ... What Diana had forgotten 96 TWO ROYAL WOMEN.

Two Royal Women


Forgotten Lunatics of the Great War

The answer almost invariably is a good woman, typically a wife, but also a mother
, a sister, or a sister-in-law. ... William H, who had been a driver in the Royal Field
Artillery, was for five years an inmate of Middlewood Asylum suffering from ...

Forgotten Lunatics of the Great War

This is a poignant, sometimes ribald, history of the rank-and-file servicemen who were psychiatric casualties of World War One.

The English Woman s Journal

The ladies who sent in a letter to the Royal Academicians , praying for admission
to the schools of art , will be glad to see they are not forgotten . " But in regard to
education , we English women require something more . We wish to have some ...

The English Woman s Journal


India s Women

Is not this foundation truth sadly forgotten also WHO GAVE US “ THE BOOK " ? in
our Sunday Schools ? ... With Portrait from Photograph by Elliott and Fry , is much
pleased with the volume of ' ENGLAND'S ROYAL Drawn by T. D. SCOTT .

India s Women