She ruled officially as emperor from 690-705 AD, and during her reign she took military action and greatly expanded the Chinese empire, conquering much of Central Asia, and eventually also conquering the upper Korean Peninsula. One of her talents was choosing competent soldiers for battle and this was evident in the many victories. 5(“Wu Ze-tian.”) Furthermore, she adopted the Fubing system, which was first begun by western Wei and northern Zhou dynasties. Peasants were given military training, and organized into armed companies, and they would be ready to participate in times of emergency or when the army was short of men. The system allowed her to maintain armed forces at reduced expense.
During the Middle Ages, women held the common positions of wife, mother, peasant, artisan, or nun. Besides taking on these traditional roles, Heloise was a brilliant “scholar of Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, and had a reputation for intelligence and insight” (New World Encyclopedia). She was raised in the nunnery of Argenteuil, where her mother lived. During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, male primogeniture was established, this allowed for the eldest son to inherit all the property instead of sharing it among the family. In this period, “many wealthy women chose to live in monasteries, where they could receive education” (New World Encyclopedia).
The twentieth century, modern first ladies act as a campaigner, to the press, extension of the president, contributor to Domestic and Foreign Policy programs, as well as still being an active hostess and supporter of the President. Modern first ladies also receive an office, budget and staff to help them execute these roles. The first lady’s staff consists of aids who help with scheduling, handle correspondence, and undertake writing speeches (Matuz). The campaigning role of the First Lady is one of the more important roles in Modern Times. The campaign is an important part in the race to the White House, and the involvement of the first lady is a huge part of it.
I argue that the women of the Imperial Harem, during the rise of the Ottoman Empire, were not only the opposite of sex objects and prizes but actively influential in both foreign and domestic affairs. In this paper, I will ascertain that harems were more than holding cells for sex slaves. I will examine the effects of the ethnic and
After her father’s and mother’s deaths, she wanted to use her inheritance to help others, based on her father’s philanthropy. Katharine and her sisters donated money to a charity to support Natives. Later, she traveled with her sisters in 1886 to Europe, where they met Pope Leo XIII. When the sisters met Pope Leo, they asked him for missionaries that would help them run a mission they were financing. Pope Leo recommended that they become missionaries themselves.
However, married women had to forfeit all her land and rights to her husband. There was five religious alternatives for them to choose from which were nuns, hermitesses, beguines, tertiaries, anchoresses. However, women in the Roman Catholic Church were only able to become nuns or best case, an abbesses. In fact, the image of women improved after the emergence of the Virgin Mary and Mary Magalene cults during the 12th and 13th
In addition, Queen Elizabeth II’s choices, major and minor, have had multiple impacts and influences on the nation she leads. From the choice of accepting the task of being queen to starting the Health Sciences Centre Foundation. Almost every choice she made had affected people around the country and world. In choosing to stay as queen, she assumed the role of Supreme Governor of the Church of England. Queen Elizabeth II’s role as Supreme Governor is to be the spiritual leader of 25 million people who are baptised in the Church of England.
Through most of her writings, the story of the Crusades has been able to make its way from the Medieval Period to present day, as well as inspiring other women at the time with her hardships. Another influential woman during the Crusades was Eleanor of Aquitaine, who was considered one of the wealthiest and most powerful woman western Europe at the time. After ‘taking the cross,’ a term used for when a woman was widowed and had to take charge of her late husband’s army, from Louis VII of France, Eleanor led 300 women dressed as amazons and 1000 knights from her duch in the army during the Second Crusade. She was yet another who was able to show that men were not the only ones to affect the stance of a
She became quite the celebrity across the globe, and businesses wanted to take advantage of the celebrity on wheels for their own exposure. Annie was able to earn the $5000.00 by various means: carrying advertising signs, making appearances in stores, and selling pictures of herself. Londonderry Lithia Spring Water Company not only paid her to advertise their company, but to adopt their name. Henceforth, Annie became known as Annie Londonderry; a name which became synonymous with a woman's great strength, courage, and independence – or, the “new woman.” Not only did Annie win the wager and fulfill all the conditions of the bet, she addressed and shattered a perception held by the world. Annie's achievements proved that women were not just possessions, but indeed possessed the same mental and physical attributes their male counterparts.
Avilion was the conception of Iris’ grandmother Adelia Montfort, a wealthy and refined woman of the late 19th century. Due to her own prominent family’s financial struggles, Adelia married crude money in the form of Benjamin Chase and his procured wealth manufacturing buttons. However, despite her marriage to “new money”, Adelia’s family name nurtured her need to maintain traditional, high class appearances. As such, Adelia orchestrated the construction of Avilion which would exude nobility and mythicality like its Arthurian namesake, Avalon. It was an imposing, merchant’s palace where ladies in flowered hats drank tea, string quartets performed for garden parties, and twelve-course dinners fed visiting Prime ministers.
Veronica Torres Professor John Perdue GOVT 2306 5 October 2015 Minnie Fisher Cunningham Minnie Fisher Cunningham was an extraordinary women who had many accomplishments. Throughout her life time (March 19, 1882 – December 9, 1964) she became known as a suffragist, a politician and the first executive secretary for the league of women voters’. A political worker with liberal views, she became one of the founding members of the Woman 's National Democratic Club in 1924. In her position overseeing the club 's finances, she helped the organization purchase of its Washington, D.C. headquarters, which is still in use. Minnie Fisher Cunningham had one accomplishment that is well known and is what made her become a well-known historical figure
Livia Drucilla was one of the most influential imperial women during and after the principates of her husband Augustus and son-in-law Tiberius. Even though the imperial women who followed such as Agrippina the Elder and Younger emulated her actions and also embodied the same role, Livia was the original first lady of Rome. The role of the women in the Julio-Claudian era was to legitimize and support the emperors as wives, mothers, and sisters. Livia was able to support both her husband Augustus’ new polices as well as have influence during the reign of Tiberius through her public works and associations with various goddesses. As a result of her noble family lineage, Livia’s public image functioned to legitimize Augustus’ rule as well as gain
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, was the First Lady to President John F. Kennedy from 1961-1963 before his assassination. She inspired the world culturally and politically. Jackie Kennedy not only goes down in history for being a First Lady of the United States, but she was also a loyal wife, brave mother, fashion icon, successful editor, and a cultural inspiration. Before her marriage and time serving as First Lady to the United States, Jackie was very accomplished and grew up from a wealthy family. She was a multi-time national champion in horse riding, a ballerina, and an excellent student.