Award-winning historian, author and broadcaster Dr Bettany Hughes wrote a fabulous blog on the English Heritage website about Women in History, click on her name to read more and where Bettany, in answer to the question ‘Do You Think Women Have Feature Less In History Than Men Have’? says………
Absolutely, it’s the inconvenient truth that women have always been 50% of the population, but only occupy around 0.5% of recorded history. Clearly something has gone wrong here, the maths just doesn’t work.
Move on a few years and Kate Mosse, best selling author of The Burning Chambers, releases her new book City of Tears, has launched a campaign to remember and celebrate inspirational women through history. Known for her historical novels and her role as the founder director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Mosse launched #WomanInHistory during the publication week for her new novel, The City of Tears, on 20 January. At an event with Jojo Moyes, Bernardine Evaristo, Ken Follett, Lee Child, Bettany Hughes, Paula Hawkins, Anita Anand, Sara Collins, Professor Kate Williams, Julia Spencer-Fleming, Madeline Miller and Damian Barr, the guests all spoke about the woman in history they wanted to champion or thought should be better known, and Mosse officially launched the global campaign a week later on social media.
There are so many women to choose from but we’ve selected some that (over time/popularity), have mostly been forgotten or not widely known about. See our curated list for some of our inspirational titles available to order online for home delivery or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange collection from the shop.