Awesome Stuff Women Did

Because women have done more in the past 10,000 years than just pop out babies and make sandwiches.

DISCLAIMER: We make no claim that all women featured here are saints. They did awesome stuff; the women themselves might not have been. Keep that in mind before sending angry notes.

Led her own feudal army on the Second Crusade, alongside her husband, the King of France.  After that crusade turned sour and she got fed up with her marriage, she got it annulled and then married the future King of England.  Administered her own duchy, and held court there temporarily, where she helped shape and promote the troubadour culture further.  After outliving her second husband, administered England in her son’s name (Richard Lionheart) while he was on crusade.  Caused many scandals and was the horror of conservative clergymen. (Eleanor of Aquitaine)

Led her own feudal army on the Second Crusade, alongside her husband, the King of France. After that crusade turned sour and she got fed up with her marriage, she got it annulled and then married the future King of England. Administered her own duchy, and held court there temporarily, where she helped shape and promote the troubadour culture further. After outliving her second husband, administered England in her son’s name (Richard Lionheart) while he was on crusade. Caused many scandals and was the horror of conservative clergymen. (Eleanor of Aquitaine)

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    I’ve always had a bit of a crush on Eleanor.
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    I fucking loved her growing up. I read every book I could find on her.
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    I have a think for strong female figures in history. Eleanor of Aquitaine and Joan of Arc are my two favourites.
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    was the horror of conservative clergymen I fee like this is my new life goal.
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    Take THAT medieval England!
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