No one expected that her life would end in tragedy at the young age of thirty-six. Diana Frances Spencer came from an aristocrat family, at a young she was known as The Honourable Diana due to her royal ancestry. Diana Spencer was born on the 1st of July 1961 in Sandringham, Norfolk, fourth child to Frances Shan Kydd and John Spencer. This will set out to describe Princess Diana’s meteoric rise from a shy teenager to one of the most famous women in the world. It will also document her downfall which was manoeuvred by outside sources.
In England, educated middle-class women purchased and discussed the books and pamphlets of the era. Some also contributed to the era 's intellectual life by raising the issue of the rights of women. In Paris, wealthy women made their homes centers of debate, intellectual speculation, and free inquiry. Their salons brought together philosophers, social critics, artists, and members of the aristocracy and commercial elite. Women were powerfully affected by their participation in revolutionary politics, which in part resulted from Enlightenment thinking.
What It Is And What It Was Settlement house founder and peace activists Jane Addams was one of the most distinguished of the first generation of college-educated women, rejecting marriage. Instead of have a life with children and a husband she decided to devote her whole life was a commitment to helping the poor and social reform. She was inspired by english reformers who intentionally resided in lower-class slums. Jane addams and a college friend, Ellen Starr, took a tour to in London Paris. They then found a settlement house, Toynbee Hull, she fell in love with the idea.
Sassouma Berete or otherwise known as the “Queen Mother” is a powerful and influential woman throughout the Epic, but is juxtaposed as an antagonist in the story next to Sogolon. Sassouma was the first wife of King Maghan Kon Fatta and gains much power over the kingdom after the passing of the King. She is the orchestrator of Sundiata’s exile and exerts her authority to make her own son king, despite the prophecy that Sundiata will be the great ruler of an Empire. Sassouma is of royal blood and uses her connections to get what she wants. Although she is eventually unsuccessful in undoing Sundiata’s conquering of the empire she is able to stifle the growth of his power through her own authority.
In Book III of Edmund Spenser 's Faerie Queene, Spenser manages to hide the picture of Queen Elizabeth’s sexuality and motherless fate under the enchanting plot of a unblemished princess—Britomart—going on a quest to find her supposedly future husband that she saw in her father’s enchanted mirror. Julia Walker argues and “also, holds true for the work of Edmund Spenser as he pro- duced perhaps the greatest portrait of Elizabeth 's reign: Britomart in The Faerie Queene. Spenser 's Elizabeth portrait surpasses all the painted panels, however richly encoded with meanings, because through the force of epic narrative it can present a changing image, one confronted by physical and political realities and altered by those confrontations” 172-4).Julia Anderson described the heroine in the following: "Britomart is the figure of a young woman vested in armor that forms and masks, expresses and veils, protects and contains her" (Anderson 74), wherein she "has become a complicated cultural signifier implicated in cultural conceptions of gender"
Amina was probably the granddaughter of the Sarkin King Zazzau Nohir. Zazzua was one of the Hausa city-states that dominated the trans-Saharan trade after the collapse of the Songhai Empire. At the age of sixteen, Amina became the heir apparent to her mother, the ruling queen of Zazzua. When her mother died around 1566, her younger brother Karama became King. Apparently it was Amina’s choice as she was the leading warrior of the Zazzua cavalry and wanted to continue that as her military achievements brought her great wealth and power.
Mary Queen of Scots Mary queen of scots was a ruler who married a lot because of deaths and torture. She was supposed to be the most beautiful queen at that time and gathered a lot of attention because of that. When she grew up and Elizabeth was ruling, a lot of the catholic crown noticed her as she was full catholic. She also knew that Elizabeth did not have a child let alone a male heir to carry on the line of succession. But she did have James who was next for both the English and Scottish thrones which would make him a future strong leader.
She remained happily in France up until 1521 when France went at war with England and Anne returned to England. There she became a lady-in-waiting for Henry VIII’s wife and the current queen of England, Catherine of Aragon. Anne’s sister, Mary, had previously been one of Henry’s mistresses ,as well as a handmaid for Catherine, which is what some historians believed contributed to his fascination with Anne. There are many historical texts that describe Anne’s appearance and make it clear that she was not loved for her beauty. She was portrayed as having two major flaws which only contributed to her already present unattractiveness; a large mole on her neck and a sixth finger.
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
‘Outline the new fashion for woman after the French Revolution, and contextualize it within the creative culture of this period’ The French Revolution was one of the most important events in the human history, it was a violent reaction against the pomp and magnificent of the kings court in Versailles where the nobles dissipated extraordinary amount of money in frivolity regardless the serious financial crisis outside the court. The revolution profoundly alterated the course of modern history and brought a new belief in freedom. Lots of changes have occurred as a result, the political power over the country moved form the old aristocracy to the new class of the bourgeoisie. With this deep changes people started to create their own personal