Brittany King

Brittany King

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This podcast exposes the lives of history's most (in)famous crazy dames and bad broads, and re-considers the contentious legacies they’ve left behind.
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Seafaring Women: Adventures of Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways, and Sailors' Wives by David Cordingly

Seafaring women : adventures of pirate queens, female stowaways, and sailors' wives / David Cordingly - New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2007

Awilda, also known as Alwilda, was a legendary female pirate.  Awilda was the daughter of a 5th century Scandinavian king; in one source he was named Synardus and was a “Gothic king”.    The King, her father, had arranged a marriage for her to Alf, the crown prince of Denmark,whose father was King Sygarus of Denmark. However, Awilda refused her father’s choice.She and some of her female friends dressed like sailors and commandeered a ship.While sailing, they came across a pirate ship that…

Awilda was a century pirate who, along with friends, dressed up as sailors and commandeered a ship

Women in the military today is the norm, but this was not always the case. Today's object, a non-descript woman's naval officer uniform, helps tell the story of the thousands of women who blazed the trail for the women serving today. This podcast is the first of several episodes that will address the broader narrative of women in the Navy. And since these objects all are located at the Academy, today's episode focuses on the first women to enter the Academy in 1976.

Women in the military today is the norm, but this was not always the case. Today's object, a non-descript woman's naval officer uniform, helps tell the story.

The most successful pirate captain in history was Chinese prostitute Ching Shih.  She commanded 1,500 vessels and 80,00 sailors, and defeated the Qing Dynasty government and the British and Portuguese and Dutch navies who rose against her.

Ching Shih - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - ' A brilliant Cantonese pirate, she commanded 1800 ships and more than pirates.

Women Sailors and Sailors' Women: An Untold Maritime History by David Cordingly

Women’s History Month Group Post: Our Favorite Non-fiction Books about Women

French botanist Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man and set out on a journey that would make her the first woman to circumnavigate the globe.

Jeanne Baré -was a member of Louis Antoine de Bougainville's expedition on the ships La Boudeuse and Étoile in Baret is recognized as the first woman to have completed a voyage of circumnavigation of the globe

Seafaring Women: Hidden Things in Plain Sight: Female Sailors and Stowaways

Anastasia Palamarchuk (Los Angeles) “Hidden Things in Plain Sight: Female Sailors and Stowaways,“ printed broadsheet, Collaboration with photographer Rebecca Sittler [[MORE]] The Seafaring Women.

Advert for the Lion Troupe of Ashante Warriors, the Wonders of the World, c1890. Photograph: Courtesy of Michael Graham Stewart collection.

africandiasporaphd: Advert for the Lion Troupe of Ashante Warriors, the Wonders of the World, Photograph: Courtesy of Michael Graham Stewart collection. (via Hidden histories: the first black people photographed in Britain – in pictures

This man was brought to Britain with a Zulu troupe during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 and was part of explorer Guillermo Antonio Farini’s exhibition of ‘Friendly Zulus’ in London, 1879. Photograph: Courtesy of Michael Graham Stewart collection.

This man was brought to Britain with a Zulu troupe during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 and was part of explorer Guillermo Antonio Farini’s exhibition of ‘Friendly Zulus’ in London, Photograph: Courtesy of Michael Graham Stewart collection.

Albert Jonas and John Xiniwe of the African Choir, 1891. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

John Xiniwe and Albert Jonas, London Stereoscopic Company studios, Courtesy of © Hulton Archive/Getty Images Black Chronicles II, a new exhibitionexploring black presences in and early Britain, through the prism of studio portraiture

One of the stereoscopic photographs of the African Choir, 1891. Photograph: Courtesy of © Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Hidden histories: the first black people photographed in Britain – One of the stereoscopic photographs of the African Choir, Photograph: Courtesy of © Hulton Archive/Getty Images