I totally agree with Jo,Anna,Meg,The Harry Potter girls,Elizabeth (favourite childhood storybook), Sophie, Nausicaa ( childhood heroine), Sabriel, Jane, Eowyn, Kate, Scout (lol, my highschool teacher sometimes called me that, said I reminded him of her), NOT Buttercup, but DEFINITELY Antigone (Another personal Heroine)
I have Downton Abbey withdrawals! This post is great - the post tells 12 more shows to watch if you love Downton, then tons of people have left comments mentioning their favorite period pieces, so there's lots of great ideas.
NPR's list of the year's best historical fiction: To bring the past to life and make it matter, historical fiction must do more than conjure up an exotic backdrop for a conventional story. NPR Books has picked six books this year that challenge our preconceptions and help show how the past shaped the world we live in today.