Heroines: Madeline

How did a girl from western Colorado find her home in Germany of all places? It’s a long story, but it can all be boiled down to Madeline, a beloved children’s book written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans.

Mary Anning ROCKS! Interview with Evie Swire

Earlier this year, Evie Pearson and her mother, Anya, began a campaign to erect a long-overdue statue of pioneering paleontologist Mary Anning on the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis. Now, Evie – a fossil hunter and young paleontologist herself – is campaigning for Mary to finally receive the recognition and statue she deserves. We are thrilled to learn more about Evie’s campaign and fully support their work.


Garsenda (c. 1180-1242) was a powerful countess of thirteenth-century Provence and Fourcalquier (now part of southern France). She was also a lover of art and music, a poet, and a generous patron of the artists in her court. Garsenda was born into a noble family in...

Queen Anna Nzinga

During the medieval period, the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms (in present-day Angola) had not yet been settled by Europeans, and were continually facing invasion by their European neighbors in the North. Anna Nzinga, who would come to rule the Angola territory, was born...

Amina Sukhera

When most people think of the medieval world, they imagine lavish European courts and iconic films like Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but cultures were flourishing in all areas of the settled world. While the most powerful European nations were sailing and...

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