“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a woman excelling in History must be questioned in ways that a man is not and/or relegated to the side-lines of the history she has shaped” – Jane Austen probably. The interesting thing about researching women (and queer people, and people of colour) in history is discovering the… Read More Badass Women in History (who took no s**t)
On the night of April 18th 1775, Paul Revere rode through the night calling to the people of Boston that, “the British are coming!” Tension had been brewing between American colonists and their British overlords, and in April 1775 British troops moved to disrupt the recently formed ‘Massachusetts Provincial Congress’. Seeing the British arrive, Revere… Read More Why Sybil Ludington wasn’t ‘the female Paul Revere’
When Christianity was established back in the day (I’m talking about the church fathers who established the church rather than that Jesus bloke who started the religion) a question was asked on how people could emulate Christ the way He had called them to. How could they be holy? The most obvious way was through… Read More How to be a Medieval Virgin (It’s easier than you’d think).
Firaxis has announced Korea will feature as a civilisation in the Civ VI expansion: Rise and Fall (due early 2018). Leading them towards potential victory is Queen Seondeok of Silla, one of Korea’s Three Kingdoms during their Three Kingdom period of history. In their official announcement Firaxis present Seondeok as a trailblazer, the first female… Read More Seondeok and Queenship in Korea
The final installment of Women of the Three Kingdoms. Or at least, the final installment until Koei announces new female characters for the series, or until I decide to share with you the stories of the women I discovered while researching this series. Here we look at the remaining women who have been fictionalised in… Read More Women of the Three Kingdoms Pt III
And so we continue the exploration of the stylised women in Dynasty Warriors, based on the romanticised Romance of the Three Kingdoms, fictionalising a period of history in which women were not particularly recorded…
Developer Firaxis has revealed that the next nation to be added to the Civilization VI roster is *fanfare* Nubia. The latest addition is based around production bonuses, which fits with their chosen leader; Queen (or rather,Kandake) Amanitore. So let’s take a look at the Nubian kingdom, its tradition of badass Kandakes and why Amanitore is a strange choice of ruler for the… Read More Amanitore and the Nubian Queens