Quotes from 19th century writer Harriet Martineau, known for her travel writing, her opposition to slavery, her advocacy for women's equality, for being an early sociologist and for her unorthodox views on religion and other topics.
A woman who rules is, in most languages, identified by the female form of that language's word for king. But in English, the word queen comes from the word for woman or wife.
Margaret, Maid of Norway, was the named successor of King Alexander III of Scotland, his only legitimate grandchild. Promised in married to the future Edward II of England, history would have been quite different had she lived. Instead, tragedy changed everything.
The title of queen mother has a very specific meaning, and does not apply to every mother of a monarch, nor every queen who is a mother.
Place the Tudor women into context with this timeline showing major events in their lives.
Princess Diana's death in 1997 was mourned worldwide. Why the outpouring of grief and the attention to her funeral?
Mary Shelley, daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, eloped with the poet Percy Shelley. She wrote the novel Frankenstein on a bet with Byron and Shelley. Read about her life and writings.
Wyomia Tyus won gold medals at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics, setting world records for her speed.
Flying women: timeline of women pilots and other women in the air - chronology of female record holders.
Quotes by Princess Diana - part of an extensive collection of quotations by notable women.