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    Isis
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    • Succubus

    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. 😀

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    Slartibartfast
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    I don’t know whether this counts towards your women or not but Chevalier d’Eon was an interesting character…

    Chevalier d’Eon

    Diplomat, soldier, spy, freemason, lady-in-waiting, nun…

    #630264
    kendoyle659
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    • Thri-kreen

    Here is someone who could be a bit interesting

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranavalona_I

    edited to fix link

    #630265
    Isis
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    • Succubus

    Broken Wiki link there. : (

    #630266
    BigJackBrass
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    • Drider
    Slartibartfast wrote:
    I don’t know whether this counts towards your women or not but Chevalier d’Eon was an interesting character…

    Chevalier d’Eon

    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 🙂

    #630267
    philbass
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    • Orc
    kendoyle659 wrote:
    Here is someone who could be a bit interesting

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranavalona_I

    edited to fix link

    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

    https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ … Lakshmibai

    And of course, after Napoleon’s victory at Jena-Auerstadt in 1806, there is the woman described as ‘The only man in Prussia’

    https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ … g-Strelitz

    PhilBass

    #630268
    Slartibartfast
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    • Gelatinous Cube

    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 Báthory de Ecsed the Blood Queen!

    *flash of thunder and Hammer style dramatic chords as creepy, bloodstained title appears!*

    #630269
    PrestoJeff
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    • Thri-kreen

    Agatha Christie

    Queen Liliuokalani

    Catherine de Medici

    “Tokyo Rose” (there were a number of them)

    #630270
    Slartibartfast
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    Or…

    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!

    and

    lady Nijo – Imperial concubine and Buddist nun.

    #630271
    Anonymous
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    • Owlbear

    Did somebody above mention Boudicca?

    #630272
    Slartibartfast
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    Isis wrote:
    And how could I forgotten the famous American aviatrix? 😉

    Betty sounds fantastic, Blaggard.

    And her counterpart (from Hull!!!!) – Amy Johnson

    #630273
    Hafwit
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    • Thri-kreen
    #630274
    Slartibartfast
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    Women from two mighty dynasties –

    Lucrezia Borgia – I woudn’t recommend her homemade wine…

    Anna Maria Luisa de Medici– the last scion of the Medici…

    #630275
    Slartibartfast
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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)

    #630276
    BigJackBrass
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    • Drider

    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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