Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History's Most Notorious Women

Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History's Most Notorious Women

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon

all through historical past girls have prompted wars, defied the principles, and taken males to their knees. The well-known and the notorious, queens, divorcées, actresses, and outlaws have created a ruckus in the course of their lifetimes-turning heads whereas making waves. Scandalous Women tells the tales of the danger takers who've flouted conference, overwhelmed the percentages, and decided the process global occasions.

*When Cleopatra (69 BC-30 BC) wasn't bathing in asses' milk, the final pharaoh of the Ptolemaic dynasty governed Egypt and solid a big political alliance with Rome opposed to her enemies-until her dalliance with Marc Antony became the empire opposed to her.
*Emilie du Châtelet (1706-1748), a mathematician, physicist, writer, and paramour of 1 of the best minds in France, Voltaire, stunned society together with her unorthodox way of life and highbrow prowess-and grew to become a pace-setter within the research of theoretical physics in France at a time while the sciences have been governed via males.
*Long prior to Rosa Parks refused to renounce her seat at the bus, Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1928) fought to finish discrimination and the poor crime of lynching and helped discovered the NAACP, yet turned referred to as a tricky lady for her refusal to compromise and was once mostly misplaced within the annals of historical past.
*Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) had a keenness for archaeology and languages, and left her privileged global at the back of to develop into one of many most suitable chroniclers of British imperialism within the heart East, and one of many architects of the fashionable country of Iraq.

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