The Heroines of History


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(4.5 stars; 35 reviews)

A look at some of the famous women in European history. Includes biographies on Cleopatra; Isabella of Castile; Joan of Arc; Maria Theresa; Josephine; Elizabeth of England; Mary of Scotland; Catherine of Russia; Marie Antoinette; and Madame Roland.

Mr. Jenkins, whose name remains on the title-page of this volume, was prevented from finishing the work for a long time by sickness, and finally by death. The first chapter is from his pen, and the rest has been written according to his instructions by one whom he selected, and who has had access to works rare in this country, such as Monstrelet's Chronicles, Tooke's Life of Catherine II., Madame Roland's Appeal, etc. (Summary by TriciaG & Publisher's Preface)

(14 hr 59 min)

Chapters

Publisher's Note & Dedicatory Epistle 3:38 Read by David Lawrence
Cleopatra pt 1 25:12 Read by Christine H.
Cleopatra pt 2 24:46 Read by Christine H.
Cleopatra pt 3 22:18 Read by Christine H.
Isabella of Castile pt 1 23:15 Read by Christine H.
Isabella of Castile pt 2 21:39 Read by Christine H.
Isabella of Castile pt 3 22:38 Read by Christine H.
Isabella of Castile pt 4 23:47 Read by Christine H.
Isabella of Castile pt 5 23:52 Read by Christine H.
Isabella of Castile pt 6 22:43 Read by Christine H.
Isabella of Castile pt 7 18:57 Read by Christine H.
Joan of Arc pt 1 24:01 Read by Aubrey Anne
Joan of Arc pt 2 23:02 Read by AmandaJQ
Joan of Arc pt 3 23:02 Read by Matthew Reece
Maria Theresa pt 1 22:29 Read by Availle
Maria Theresa pt 2 22:26 Read by Availle
Maria Theresa pt 3 22:51 Read by Availle
Josephine pt 1 24:36 Read by LivelyHive
Josephine pt 2 24:00 Read by LivelyHive
Josephine pt 3 17:58 Read by Kalynda
Josephine pt 4 21:54 Read by Kalynda
Elizabeth of England pt 1 23:47 Read by Ruth Golding
Elizabeth of England pt 2 22:29 Read by Ruth Golding
Elizabeth of England pt 3 22:11 Read by Ruth Golding
Elizabeth of England pt 4 21:07 Read by Ruth Golding
Elizabeth of England pt 5 21:51 Read by Ruth Golding
Mary of Scotland pt 1 22:38 Read by S R Colon
Mary of Scotland pt 2 21:44 Read by S R Colon
Mary of Scotland pt 3 21:09 Read by S R Colon
Mary of Scotland pt 4 21:49 Read by S R Colon
Mary of Scotland pt 5 23:37 Read by S R Colon
Catherine of Russia pt 1 26:47 Read by Christine H.
Catherine of Russia pt 2 26:30 Read by Christine H.
Catherine of Russia pt 3 22:27 Read by Christine H.
Catherine of Russia pt 4 18:10 Read by Christine H.
Marie Antoinette pt 1 24:09 Read by Availle
Marie Antoinette pt 2 23:24 Read by Availle
Madame Roland pt 1 19:30 Read by Matthew Reece
Madame Roland pt 2 19:25 Read by Matthew Reece
Madame Roland pt 3 19:03 Read by Matthew Reece
Madame Roland pt 4 18:31 Read by Matthew Reece

Reviews

Poor title.

(3 stars)

the author creates very good scenes practically movie where they but sadly the majority of this is hearsay

Good, not gripping, maybe inaccurate

(4 stars)

Short chapters make a picture of their personalities, but don't much describe the times and places. Some sections are just a blur of royal names

(5 stars)

Enjoyed this book immensely. a great way to learn history. Enjoyed the readers as well. Very good and will listen to this again

There Isn't Enough Women

(3 stars)

Well- How come there's no Hapshepsut, Boudica, Catimandua and other women who kept history alive?

Great reading thank you all so much what you do is appreciate .

(5 stars)

(5 stars)

very interesting read wish more like this were on here like this

Not quite accurate

(2.5 stars)

a good effort.