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Women and War - Stories of Women in Conflict

Updated: Jan 23





This month's podcast tells the stories of women in war.


Hear about British woman warrior Boudica, the queen leader of the Celtic Iceni tribe, who rebelled against the Romans. Find out how she led an army of 100,000 to the Roman colony of Camulodunum - modern-day Colchester - and destroyed the town and then took her followers to London where she laid waste to the city.


We tell the story of Irish pirate Granuaile or Grace O’ Malley and her extraordinary meeting with Queen Elizabeth.


We vist the tomb of Aphra Behn in Westminster Abbey. When she died in 1689, this extraordinary woman had achieved many firsts in her life. The first English woman to make a living as a writer; Britain’s first successful female playwright; and the country’s first lady novelist. We look at her life as a secret agent. How did England’s 17th-century female spy escape from Holland?


How did Margaret Bulky transform into Dr James Barry, and become one of the most important surgeons in the British army?


How did Hindu queen, The Rani of Jhansi, rise to command a formidable force that defeated the British army?


Who were the suffragitsus?


Listen to the tragic story of the special-ops agent who won the George Cross.


Hear these extraordinary stories in this podcast:






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