Month: Apr 2016

Anna Komnene

Anna Komnene

Twelfth-century Greek Byzantine princess, historian, scholar–and conspirator?

Ioulia Kolovou takes a fascinating look at the way Byzantine princess Anna Komnene has been portrayed in history and literature as ‘dangerous’. Continue reading
Theo Colborn

Theo Colborn

Groundbreaking scientist and environmental activist

During her lifetime, Dr Theo Colborn made many enemies, confronting some of the world’s most powerful industries and exposing how their products have wreaked havoc on the human endocrine system. Continue reading
Barrister

Women at the English Bar

Gender inequality in the legal profession – distant past or a current concern?

‘A dangerous woman will challenge stereotyping and a persistently patriarchal hierarchy to claim the career that she deserves.’ An account of sexism in the legal profession from a practicing barrister. Continue reading
Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

Femme fatale, martyr, or tragic romantic heroine?

In this fourth Spy Week post, Lucy R. Hinnie explores the threat–political and gendered–embodied by Mary I of Scotland, and the 16th century espionage that led to her ultimate downfall. Continue reading