"Annie Oakley gained fame for her unparalleled shooting skills, and later starring in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show for 17 years. By age Oakley paid off the mortgage for her mother's home by shooting small game for a local grocery store.
Meet the real, present-day Amazon Women. This photo is of 3 YPJ (The female chapter of the Kurdish People's Defense Unit) As I type this, they are fighting alongside their men to defend the town of Kobane from the ISIL (Islamic State). The YPJ is presently labelled a 'terrorist organization' by the US and NATO, so make sure your government approves before you favorite this photo. :-/
Eleanor of Aquitaine The most powerful woman of the High Middle Ages. Mother to three Plantagenet Kings: Henry (the Young King), Richard (the Lionheart) and John.The only woman to be a Queen of both England and of France.
Hypatia of Alexandria - pagan philosopher and scientist who taught students of all religions, the Neoplatonic philosophy that she imparted helped shape the developing Christian doctrine of the Trinity. She was tortured to death during a riot in Alexandria
Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II. The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II.