In 1846 a woman named Sarah Josepha Hale began a campaign for Thanksgiving to become a national holiday that is celebrated annually on a fixed date. Up to now Thanksgiving was primarily only celebrated in the Northeast.
One of the most Courageous women in history, Anne Frank will be an Inspiration for us women within the pages of history --- for as long as we have the “History Book.”
Possibly one of the most misunderstood women in history, the name of Maria Antoinette is well-known.
Rosa who? I can hear you asking.
Cleopatra VII is a well-known Queen of Egypt. We know her name and watch the films about her, but how much do we really know about this woman? Her name is printed in the pages of history so Cleopatra VII must have been a remarkable woman.
On Martinique, an island mapped out by Christopher Columbus but later settled by the French, a baby girl was born on November 9 in 1848, the year slavery on the tiny island was abolished. Born on the Riviere-Pilote to a recently freed slave, Marie-Sophie, this baby girl was born during a very lucky time. Most of the slaves on this island were registered by one name and a number. Not surprisingly, after slavery was abolished, nicknames were still very popular. It was a racist tradition carried on even after slavery ended. Her mother having been known as ‘Zulma’ registered her daughter under the name Marie-Philomene Sophie. Later both mother and daughter were given the surname of Roptus by the island’s authorities. Everyone called her Lumina Sophie (a deviation of Philomene) and her nickname was ‘Surprise’.
CATHERINE OF ARAGON “Humble and Loyal”
Georgiana Cavendish, The Duchess of Devonshire was the great-great-great-grand-aunt to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
One of the English Queens I personally take Inspiration from, Elizabeth I showed us just how a single woman CAN rule, successfully, England !
Anne Boleyn was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of King Henry VIII. Their marriage and her execution by beheading, made her a key feature in the political and religious upheaval that was the start of the English Reformation.
One of the most well-known of the English Queens, Alexandrina Victoria was born on 24th May, 1819, at Kensington Palace, London, at 4.15 in the morning. Her father was Prince Edward, the 4th son of King George III, and her mother was the Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. The little princess was christened on 24th June, 1819, in the Cupola Room at Kensington Palace, by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Charles Manners-Sutton. Alexandrina Victoria was fifth in line to the throne.