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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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 171 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

malbug ,

Favorite podcast

For those interested in history - particularly biographical storytelling - James does an absolutely fantastic job. Each episode is so well researched and narrated and brings each figure to life. James’ focus on the often forgotten women in history has both shed new light on figures I already knew about and introduced me to some truly fascinating women I hadn’t heard of. Great podcast for the history lovers and anyone interested in a good story.

friendly woods ,

A flipping great podcast

I recommend skipping the first three of this podcasts. The first three were terrible. But other than that all of them have been excellent. Time passes quickly. I learn things. I look forward to the next one. They're beautiful little gems.

shellrae ,

New listener

I love the History Chicks podcast and another listener to that program told me to give a listen to The Other Half because I said on Facebook I was reading “Victoria’s Daughters” I did and now I’m hooked! I love the ladies who do the History Chicks but this one is definitely one I’ll listen to. I’m now catching up on the programs I missed and I’m in heaven!

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