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Women make up half of the world's population, and yet history books often consign them to the sidelines. They are dismissed as merely the wives of powerful men; babymakers and nothing more. Yet women have been the driving force behind history for millennia, from female Pharoahs, warrior princesses and pirates, to the revolutionaries who sought to topple the male-dominated political systems of their day. From host of the popular 'Queens of England Podcast', The Other Half tells the forgotten and ignored stories of the most powerful and influential women in history.

The Other Half: The History of Women Through the Ages James Boulton

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Women make up half of the world's population, and yet history books often consign them to the sidelines. They are dismissed as merely the wives of powerful men; babymakers and nothing more. Yet women have been the driving force behind history for millennia, from female Pharoahs, warrior princesses and pirates, to the revolutionaries who sought to topple the male-dominated political systems of their day. From host of the popular 'Queens of England Podcast', The Other Half tells the forgotten and ignored stories of the most powerful and influential women in history.

    3.08 Joan of Arc (1) The Maid of Orléans

    3.08 Joan of Arc (1) The Maid of Orléans

    Joan of Arc or Jeanne la Pucelle is the prototypical folk heroine - she is the gold standard on which they are all judged. Today we see how a teenage peasant girl persuaded a prince to let her lead his armies against the old enemy.


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    3.07 Tamar of Georgia (2) The Lioness of the Caucasus

    3.07 Tamar of Georgia (2) The Lioness of the Caucasus

    With her position at home secure, it was time for Tamar to make her mark on history, both on the battlefield and in building her cultural legacy


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    3.06 Tamar of Georgia (1) King of Kings, Queen of Queens

    3.06 Tamar of Georgia (1) King of Kings, Queen of Queens

    In twelfth century Georgia, a woman comes to the throne. Her people had never had a queen before, and the nation was surrounded by enemies. Tamar would have her work cut out to survive.


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    3.05 Hua Mulan: As useful as a son

    3.05 Hua Mulan: As useful as a son

    China has a cultural history rich in myth and legend - and none has shone quite so brightly both within and outside China than Mulan.


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    3.04 Trung Truc: Here come the drums

    3.04 Trung Truc: Here come the drums

    Across the Red River Delta came the pounding of drums. The clans of Ancient Vietnam were being called to war - and the clamour came from two sisters, the eldest of which would fight a great empire in the cause of Vietnamese freedom.


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    • 42 min
    3.03 Boudica (2) A woman of many faces

    3.03 Boudica (2) A woman of many faces

    Boudica, after seeing her kingdom annexed and her daughters violated fights her final battle against the Romans. She may have lost it, but her enduring legacy has seen her attain the rank of folk heroinehood in England.


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mourabarbara ,

Incredibly

Truly great work, entertaining and relevant look at the life’s of extraordinary woman as well as the life’s of ordinary woman born in extraordinary families and times. Thank you for your dedication and time, keep up the good work

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