Tag: Badasses

Pingyang and the Army of the Lady

Pingyang was born in 600 to Li Yuan, a peasant who had risen through the army to become a commander.  She was the only daughter to him and his second wife Duchess Dou.  She did have two older sisters from Li Yuan’s first marriage, however, Pingyang spent more time with her four brothers.  As was […]

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Tamar of Georgia-  Queen of Kings

Despite the name, I am not talking about the state in the Southern United States.  There is a whole other country coincidentally called Georgia located on the Black Sea near Turkey.  The name “Georgia” is probably a corruption of the Persian name for the people there, gurğān.  There is also a theory put out there […]

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Agent 355

In August 1776, George Washington and the Americans had to beat a hasty retreat leaving the British in control of New York City.  This was thought by many as the death blow to the Revolution.  Washington tried to regroup and desperately needed intelligence from the occupied city of New York.  Out of this need, the […]

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett

I don’t know about you, but there are days I get very discouraged.  People are rude, everything I do fails and nothing goes my way.  Then I read about people like Ida B. Wells, and I realize I need to suck it up.  My life is pretty easy in comparison.  This woman is the epitome […]

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