HISTORY Lists

Category: Women's History

civilwarspies

Secret Agents in Hoop Skirts: Women Spies of the Civil War

Find out more about Rose O’Neal Greenhow and three other female informants who played a significant role in America’s bloodiest conflict.

Victorian Women

5 Things Victorian Women Didn’t Do (Much)

Don’t let the lace doilies and lavender sachets fool you—life for women in Victorian England wasn’t always how we imagine it.

Joan of Arc

7 Surprising Facts About Joan of Arc

Explore seven surprising facts about Joan of Arc, 600 years after the courageous teenager rose from obscurity to lead the French army.