Tag: Badasses

Dorothy Lawrence-  The Woman in the Trenches

History is full of women who disguised themselves and fought along their menfolk for causes they believed in.  A prime example are the women who inspired the legend of Molly Pitcher during the American Revolution.  (For more on this, please see this post:  http://www.historynaked.com/searching-molly-pitcher/ )  According to historian, Elizabeth Shipton, many women made it to […]

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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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Noor Inayat Khan- The Spy Princess

Noor Inayat Khan was a mass of contradictions.  She was a devout Muslim Sufi who believed in nonviolence and refused to tell a lie and disliked the British because of their involvement in India.  Described as a “dreamy” and “sensitive” person who spent time writing children’s stories, poetry and music, Noor was the last person […]

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