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Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World

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When you take mythological women away from statues, you’re pretty much left with Queen Victoria and Boudica. And it shouldn’t be… but the fuss when it’s suggested there might be a few more statues of women! It’s a very odd thing. When Caroline Criado-Perez suggested it would be good to have a woman on a banknote – and Jane Austen is hardly at the vanguard of the feminist revolution – she lived with death threats for several years. Matthew Perry was found UNDERWATER in hot tub by assistant who lifted his head out to try and get him oxygen Selena Gomez explains social media break amid Israel-Hamas conflict and why she has not taken sharp stance on war: 'I wish I could change the world ... but a post won't'

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In the end, I was able to construct no more than a partial biography of this woman I came to admire and, yes, perhaps even love. Since my book has been published, more letters, more photographs, more books have come to light and this will make a difference. But for now, her place at the heart of Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries is secure. So, there’s the narrative of how women get not written into the history books. But there’s also the myth of ‘one extraordinary woman’ who was like no other woman. And I always give an example of that – the extraordinary Rosa Parks.’ Ad Feature From luxury skincare to must-have make-up collections - get Christmas all wrapped up with dream gifts...

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