July 22, 2011 at 8:26 am #630262Isis
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Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell is a very nice lady, I’ve met her. She’s also a bit scary, but then she’s had to be to get where she is in the very male-dominated world of academia. 😀July 22, 2011 at 8:32 am #630263
I don’t know whether this counts towards your women or not but Chevalier d’Eon was an interesting character…
Diplomat, soldier, spy, freemason, lady-in-waiting, nun…July 22, 2011 at 10:08 am #630264kendoyle659
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Here is someone who could be a bit interesting
edited to fix linkJuly 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm #630265Isis
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Broken Wiki link there. : (July 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm #630266BigJackBrass
Slartibartfast wrote:I don’t know whether this counts towards your women or not but Chevalier d’Eon was an interesting character…
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Diplomat, soldier, spy, freemason, lady-in-waiting, nun…
I see what you mean…
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell would be a fine choice, but I’m avoiding anyone who is still actually alive 🙂July 22, 2011 at 9:09 pm #630267philbass
kendoyle659 wrote:Here is someone who could be a bit interesting
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Earlier suggestions of Queen Ranavalona and Lola Montez leads to thinking of them as heroines from the Flashman novels (featured in Flashman’s Lady and Royal Flash respectively) and therefore the Rani of Jhansi
And of course, after Napoleon’s victory at Jena-Auerstadt in 1806, there is the woman described as ‘The only man in Prussia’
PhilBassJuly 23, 2011 at 6:15 pm #630268
Amy Dudley, before she had her unfortunatly fatal ‘accident’ on the stairs…
Speaking of virgin queens… Christina, Queen of Sweden
Elizabeth Siddal – the Pre-Raphelites premier model (and Millais’ Ophelia)
and what about Countess Elizabeth BÃ¡thory de Ecsed the Blood Queen!
*flash of thunder and Hammer style dramatic chords as creepy, bloodstained title appears!*July 23, 2011 at 6:29 pm #630269PrestoJeff
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Catherine de Medici
“Tokyo Rose” (there were a number of them)July 23, 2011 at 6:57 pm #630270
If anyone has seen Top Girls then the main historical characters from that would all be good;
Pope Joan – the reason why all Popes now have their genitalia examined upon inauguration just to be sure (apparently)
Isabella Bird – indomitable and highly sexed Victorian explorer!
lady Nijo – Imperial concubine and Buddist nun.July 23, 2011 at 10:03 pm #630271Anonymous
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Did somebody above mention Boudicca?July 24, 2011 at 8:30 am #630272July 24, 2011 at 5:31 pm #630273Hafwit
July 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm #630274August 21, 2011 at 11:46 am #630275
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I’ve been thinking about the premise of taking character creation from a short passage of text. Perhaps a little too much as it’s got a little morbid. What about obituarties?
Recent women of note include –
Nancy Wake – WWII agent who helped develop the French Resistance Marquis into an organised fighting force.
Linda Christian – The original Bond girl? (yes … before Ursula Andress)August 21, 2011 at 3:10 pm #630276BigJackBrass
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I see no problem with using obituaries. After all, many of the Wikipedia pages are pretty much the same thing, but for people who’ve been dead for longer. Nancy Wake really stood out when I saw her obituary recently, a thoroughly remarkable life.
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