Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries

How Women (Also) Built the World

Kate Mosse author


Publisher:Pan Macmillan

Published:13th Oct '22


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A journey through history of the women who built the world, but whom the world forgot

Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries is a celebration of unheard and under-heard women’s history.

'Excellent . . . bursting with extraordinary women' – Anita Anand
'Brilliant' – Daisy Buchanan

“My hope is that this book will inspire as I have been inspired. It’s a love letter to the importance of history and about how, without knowing where we come from - truthfully and entirely - we cannot know who we are.”

Within these pages you’ll meet nearly 1000 women whose names deserve to be better known: from the Mothers of Invention and the trailblazing women at the Bar; warrior queens and pirate commanders; the women who dedicated their lives to the natural world or to medicine; those women of courage who resisted and fought for what they believed; to the unsung heroes of stage, screen and stadium.

It is global, travelling the world and spanning all periods of time. It is also an intensely moving detective story of the author’s own family history as Kate Mosse pieces together the forgotten life of her great-grandmother, Lily Watson, a famous and highly-successful novelist in her day who has all but disappeared from the record . . .

Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries is accessible and fascinating in its detail. A beautifully illustrated dictionary of women, it is a love letter to family history and a personal memoir about the nature of women’s struggles to be heard and their achievements acknowledged. Joyous, celebratory and engaging, it is a book for everyone who has ever wondered how history is made.

'A must have for history lovers and feminists' – Glamour

One brilliant woman writing about so many other brilliant women, this is a wonderful treasure chest of women’s lives, full of wit, verve and emotion . . . Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries is epic, unputdownable, gripping. I loved it. -- Kate Williams, Professor of History at the University of Reading, host of Secrets of the Royal Palaces
Exciting, hugely informative and, at times, shocking, Kate Mosse has cleverly woven close family detective work into a powerful panorama of the extraordinary achievements of a wonderful cast of women - both famous and hidden - down the millennia -- Jonathan Phillips, Professor of Crusading History at Royal Holloway, University of London and author of The Life & Legend of the Sultan Saladin
A must have for history lovers and feminists . . . It's personal, detailed and pure joy * Glamour *
Totally fabulous -- Laura Shepherd-Robinson, author of The Square of Sevens
Don't miss this one! -- Natalie Haynes, bestselling author of Pandora's Jar and Stone Blind
Brilliant -- Daisy Buchanan, author of Limelight and Pity Party
Excellent . . . bursting with extraordinary women -- Anita Anand, journalist and author of The Patient Assassin
This book is an inspiration. Make it a gift to your own Warrior Queens and Quiet Revolutionaries, and to the men who support them -- Kathryn Mannix, author of Listen: How to Find the Words for Tender Conversations

ISBN: 9781529092196

Dimensions: 243mm x 163mm x 41mm

Weight: 664g

432 pages