Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries

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

World History
Hardback Published on: 13/10/2022
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Synopsis

'My hope is that this book will inspire as I have been inspired. It's a love letter to the importance of history and about how, without knowing where we come from - truthfully and entirely - we cannot know who we are.' Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries is a celebration of unheard and under-heard women's history. Within these pages you'll meet nearly 1000 women whose names deserve to be better known: from the Mothers of Invention and the trailblazing women at the Bar; Warrior Queens and Pirate Commanders; the women who dedicated their lives to the natural world or to medicine; those women of courage who resisted and fought for what they believed in to defend their families, their culture and their countries; to the unsung heroes of stage, screen and stadium. It travels the world - from the UK to the United States of America, Romania and Chile to Pakistan, Uganda to Germany, South Africa and India to New Zealand - and spans all periods of time. But it is also an intensely moving detective story of the author's own family history as Kate Mosse pieces together the forgotten life of her great-grandmother, Lily Watson, a famous and highly-successful novelist in her day who has all but disappeared from the record... Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries is accessible, ambitious in its scope and fascinating in its detail. A beautifully illustrated book, it features a diverse and global cast of names and is both an alternative and eclectic women's history of the world, a love letter to family history and a personal memoir about the nature of women's struggles to be heard and their achievements acknowledged. Joyous, celebratory and engaging, it is a book for everyone who has ever wondered how history is made.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529092196
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 664g
  • Dimensions: 243 x 163 x 41 mm

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Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries
The stories of women from history
This is a very easy to read book, similar to an encyclopaedia in that there are short pieces written about each woman, but they are all linked together so ... READ MORE
Laura Jones
Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries
An inspiring celebration of women’s history
My thanks to Pan Macmillan Mantle for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World by Kate Mosse. I ... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries
Warriors Queens and Quiet Revolutionaries
I kept this book as a holiday read as I love Kate Mosse books. However this was not a holiday read at all. I did not realise it was more of a non fiction... READ MORE
Monica Hanna
Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries
So much research!
I have been reading this book for months... just a section at a time. It is full of so much research. Some women you will have heard of, others you wont h... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp