Facts About Florence Nightingale – Empowered Woman of Medicine (Part 2)

(Continued from 5/6/2018 Read Part 1 here.) She became the “Angel of the Crimea” 1853 marked the beginning of the Crimean War. Allied with Turkey, the British and French joined the effort to prohibit the expansion of Russia. The sick and wounded troops were sent to Scutari, a city near Constantinople (Istanbul.) London Times correspondent William … Continue reading Facts About Florence Nightingale – Empowered Woman of Medicine (Part 2)

Facts About Florence Nightingale – Empowered Woman of Medicine (Part 1)

She was Named for the city of her birth Born to William Edward and Frances Nightingale in 1920, Florence, and her older sister were both named after the cities of their birth. While on an extended honeymoon that lasted a few years, the couple gave birth to Frances Parthenope while they toured Parthenope, Italy, a … Continue reading Facts About Florence Nightingale – Empowered Woman of Medicine (Part 1)

Roxelena and Her Rise to Power – Witchcraft or Love? (Part 2)

(Continued from 4/22/18, find Part One here.) Mustafa, the eldest of all the Suleiman’s sons, was next in line to rule. According to Ottoman Imperial custom, when a Sultan came into power, he had his brothers killed, to ensure the stability of the empire. Some believed that Roxelena, with the help of the grand vizier … Continue reading Roxelena and Her Rise to Power – Witchcraft or Love? (Part 2)

Roxelena and Her Rise to Power – Witchcraft or Love? (Part One)

It is not common in history for a slave to become an empowered ruler, much less a female slave. But, that is what happened with Roxelena, who became one of the most powerful and influential women in Ottoman history. What is common is when a person does rise to power in any empire or kingdom, … Continue reading Roxelena and Her Rise to Power – Witchcraft or Love? (Part One)

Nellie Bly – Mad, Committed or Both? (Part Two)

(Continued from 4/8/18 – Find Part One here.) Bly remained at Blackwell’s Island for ten days. What she saw, she could never forget. Doctors seemed oblivious to their patients’ illnesses. Orderlies and nurses abused their charges. They served their patients spoiled food. There was no access to warm clothing or clean linens. In short, the place … Continue reading Nellie Bly – Mad, Committed or Both? (Part Two)

Nellie Bly – Mad, Committed, or Both? (Part One)

In fact, Nellie Bly was not mad. She was, however, “committed”–in more ways than one. Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran in 1864, Nellie, as she was known after she became a journalist, always had a deep sense of morality and a desire to help those who could not help themselves. Perhaps this stemmed from her own … Continue reading Nellie Bly – Mad, Committed, or Both? (Part One)

Henry and Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn – Did She or Didn’t She? (Part Two)

(Continued. For Part One, click here.) Catherine of Aragon and Henry had one child, Mary Tudor, who had now reached teenager-hood. While her mother was cast out of Henry’s court, Mary, also stripped of her title of princess and declared a bastard, had been allowed to remain. Until the birth of her baby sister, Elizabeth. … Continue reading Anne Boleyn – Did She or Didn’t She? (Part Two)

Henry and Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn – Did She or Didn’t She? (Part One)

  Anne Boleyn. Everyone knows her name. Countless books, movies, and documentary films have been written and made about the life of this fascinating woman in history, and her relationship with Henry VIII of England. But, one of the mysteries surrounding her—which included witchcraft and plotting to kill the King—contributed to the tragic end of … Continue reading Anne Boleyn – Did She or Didn’t She? (Part One)

Lozen Women Empowered in History

Empowered Women of the Southwest – Lozen, Apache Warrior Woman (Part 2)

(continued from last week’s post. Find it here.) After Victorio’s attempts to obtain permission for his people to return to the Mescalero Reservation failed, he and Lozen took action. They encouraged their people to flee in different directions. Lozen took charge of a group of women and children and headed to Mexico. When they approached … Continue reading Empowered Women of the Southwest – Lozen, Apache Warrior Woman (Part 2)

Empowered Women of the Southwest – Lozen, Apache Warrior Woman (Part One)

  Horsewoman. Medicine Woman. Mystic. Military Strategist. Warrior. Empowered Woman. These are just a few of the words used to describe one of the most impressive women in Southwest history and American History. Born in 1840 Lozen, a Chihenne Chiricahua Apache, grew up in the Warm Springs area, or Ojo Caliente, New Mexico. Sister to … Continue reading Empowered Women of the Southwest – Lozen, Apache Warrior Woman (Part One)