Women of History


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(3.6 stars; 17 reviews)

An intriguing look at well known women in history from BC 500 to the mid 1800's. Each chapter is a brief overview of one woman's life. An interesting read. (Summary by Michele Eaton) (8 hr 28 min)

Chapters

Lucretia 5:26 Read by Lucretia B.
Sappho 7:50 Read by Bellona Times
Aspasia of Pericles 6:25 Read by Arlene Joyce
Xantippe 3:43 Read by Arlene Joyce
Aspasia of Cyrus 4:50 Read by Becky Cook
Cornelia, The Mother of the Gracchi 4:17 Read by Lynne T
Portia 4:59 Read by Lyn Silva
Octavia 4:25 Read by K.G.Cross
Cleopatra 9:05 Read by Pamela Krantz
Mariamne 4:00 Read by Mike Pelton
Julia Domna 3:21 Read by Pamela Krantz
Zenobia 6:38 Read by Kalynda
Valeria 5:37 Read by Scheherazade
Eudocia 6:53 Read by Cori Samuel
Hypatia 6:11 Read by Mike Pelton
The Wife of Maximus 4:34 Read by Mike Pelton
The Lady Rowena 3:08 Read by Pamela Krantz
Olga 4:32 Read by Gilles G. Le Blanc
The Lady Elfrida 4:49 Read by Robin Cotter
The Countess of Tripoli 2:36 Read by Pamela Krantz
Jane, Countess of Mountfort 6:15 Read by Cori Samuel
Laura De Sade 4:49 Read by K.G.Cross
The Countess of Richmond 3:45 Read by Robin Cotter
Elizabethe Woodville 3:29 Read by Pamela Krantz
Joan of Arc 7:48 Read by Pamela Krantz
Jane Shore 5:02 Read by Mike Pelton
Catharine of Arragon 4:52 Read by April Gonzales
Anne Boleyn 5:11 Read by April Gonzales
Margaret Roper 6:27 Read by Mike Pelton
Elizabeth Lucas 3:10 Read by Mike Pelton
Gaspara Stampa 5:10 Read by Mike Pelton
Anne Askew 5:07 Read by Mike Pelton
Queen Elizabeth 9:31 Read by Pamela Krantz
Lady Jane Grey 6:50 Read by MarianneVictoria
Tarquinia Molza 4:28 Read by Pamela Krantz
Mary, Queen of Scots 5:01 Read by MarianneVictoria
Gabrielle D'Estrees 8:35 Read by Arlene Joyce
Anne, Duchess of Pembroke 4:53 Read by Lyn Silva
Esther Inglis 4:48 Read by Arlene Joyce
Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle 2:21 Read by carissabockhahn
Lady Pakington 4:36 Read by carissabockhahn
Noor Mahal 4:44 Read by Lanerd
Pocahontas 5:37 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
Lucy Hutchinson 6:09 Read by Pamela Krantz
Lady Fanshawe 2:57 Read by Becky Cook
Dorothy Osborne 5:39 Read by Pamela Krantz
Catherine Philips 5:41 Read by Pamela Krantz
Madame De Maintenon 5:14 Read by Arlene Joyce
Countess De Grammont 5:39 Read by Kalynda
Mademoiselle De La Valliere 4:37 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
Madame Dacier 2:45 Read by Pamela Krantz
Lady Masham 5:04 Read by Lanerd
Anne Killigrew 4:17 Read by Pamela Krantz
Queen Anne 8:29 Read by Robin Cotter
Esther Johnson 7:31 Read by Linda Fredericks
Esther Vanhomrigh 7:11 Read by Linda Fredericks
Mary Astell 5:54 Read by Pamela Krantz
Madame Des Ursins 6:50 Read by Arlene Joyce
Lady Grizel Jerviswoode 5:57 Read by Linda Fredericks
Madame De Pontchartrain 3:32 Read by Arlene Joyce
Elizabeth Halkett 2:23 Read by Linda Fredericks
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 6:11 Read by Robin Cotter
Madame Du Deffand 4:22 Read by Arlene Joyce
Phoebe Bentley 2:06 Read by Lyn Silva
Marquise Du Chatelet 5:25 Read by Cate Mackenzie
Lady Huntingdon 4:37 Read by Robin Cotter
Maria Theresa 5:18 Read by Availle
Meta Moller 7:30 Read by MarianneVictoria
Elizabeth Blackwell 5:46 Read by MarianneVictoria
Laetitia Barbauld 4:09 Read by Linda Fredericks
Hannah More 6:19 Read by Heather Phillips
Anna Seward 5:47 Read by Pamela Krantz
Catherine Cockburn 7:56 Read by Linda Fredericks
Elizabeth Berkeleigh 6:12 Read by Kalynda
Caroline Herschel 2:34 Read by Cate Mackenzie
Madame D'Arblay 5:22 Read by Jenny Bradshaw
Madame Roland 5:33 Read by Arlene Joyce
Marie Antoinette 8:32 Read by Availle
Sarah Siddons 7:43 Read by Tara Dow
Mrs Grant 7:23 Read by Robin Cotter
Elizabeth Inchbald 4:32 Read by Robin Cotter
Elizabeth Hamilton 7:36 Read by K.G.Cross
Countess De Vemieiro 2:40 Read by Pamela Krantz
Joanna Baillie 2:32 Read by Pamela Krantz
Josephine 3:40 Read by Scheherazade
Anne Radcliffe 5:19 Read by Jenny Bradshaw
Miss Edgeworth 5:19 Read by Jenny Bradshaw
Charlotte Corday 8:15 Read by K.G.Cross
Madame De Stael 6:03 Read by Pamela Krantz
Madame De La Rochejaquelein 6:48 Read by Arlene Joyce
Madame Recamier 5:56 Read by Arlene Joyce
Mary Brunton 6:43 Read by Jenny Bradshaw
Felicia Hemans 3:55 Read by Pamela Krantz
Augustina Saragoza 2:49 Read by Pamela Krantz
Charlotte Bronte 5:39 Read by Jenny Bradshaw

Reviews

(2 stars)

A wonderful list of famous and not so famous females. Though clearly, "Women of History" was written by a man.

(0.5 stars)

Such great women, such terrible sexist writing!