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Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Encyclopedia Womannica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. In Wonder Media Network’s brand new podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know -- but definitely should.

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Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Encyclopedia Womannica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. In Wonder Media Network’s brand new podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know -- but definitely should.

    Warriors: Matilda of Tuscany

    Warriors: Matilda of Tuscany

    Matilda of Tuscany (1046-1115) was a powerful feudal ruler, who is remembered for her military prowess. Her castle was the site of one of the most iconic moments in medieval times.

    • 4 min
    Warriors: Rose Lokissim

    Warriors: Rose Lokissim

    Rose Lokissim (1955-1986) was a soldier and activist in Chad who fought against Hissene Habre's violent regime.

    • 5 min
    Warriors: The Hart Sisters

    Warriors: The Hart Sisters

    Elizabeth Hart (1772-1833) and Anne Hart (1773-1834) were writers, educators, education activists, and abolitionists whose work challenged the status quo. The sisters were outspoken opponents of slavery and supporters of women's education and total emancipation. They became two of the first African-Caribbean women writers to be published and two of the first educators of slaves and free blacks alike in the Caribbean.

    • 4 min
    Warriors: Frances E.W. Harper

    Warriors: Frances E.W. Harper

    Frances E.W. Harper (1825-1911) was an activist, author, journalist, orator, poet, and educator known for her fiery speeches and writing on the evils of slavery, and in support of women’s suffrage and temperance.

    • 6 min
    Warriors: Cut Nyak Dhien

    Warriors: Cut Nyak Dhien

    Cut Nyak Dhien (c. 1848-1908) fought to maintain the independence of her land, holding her own against an enemy with seemingly endless resources. Her military leadership and guerilla tactics defied norms for an aristocratic woman at the time.

    • 4 min
    Warriors: Christian Davies

    Warriors: Christian Davies

    Christian Davies (1667-1739) disguised herself for love and in the process launched a military career.

    • 6 min

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