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About rebellioustudent

Anthropolgy and English student, extremely rebellious at heart and outspoken. I am going into my fourth year of an undergrad, after that who knows?

Françoise-Athénaïs

I know I haven’t blogged in a while, but here is a special post about a great mistress: Françoise-Athénaïs. Françoise-Athénaïs was the mistress to the Sun King himself; Louis XIV of France.  Born on October 5th, 1641 and baptised the day … Continue reading

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Protestant & Heretic

Well the end of Showtimes series, The Tudors draws near. And I have just watched episode 9 today. Yes I know I am behind the times, however there was a woman to write about . . . no not Catherine … Continue reading

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Historic career ended in Controversy

Helen Thomas was born August 4th, 1920. Helen is an American author and a former news service reporter, Hearst Newspapers columnist and member of the White House Press Corps. For the past 57 years Helen served the correspondent, and more … Continue reading

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Vietnam’s picturesque victim: Phan Thi Kim Phuc

Phuc is a Canadian-Vietnamese subject of the Pulitzer Prize picture from the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972. Born in Trang Bang, Vietnam in 1963. Trang Bang was the town that we know now as the site of the napalm … Continue reading

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Jacobean White Rose

Good morning ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the blog about Anne Farquharson! Anne is a personal favourite, because I am deeply enthralled by Jacobean era. Why? Because of writers like Diana Gabaldon and Janet Paisley. So who was Anne Farquharson? … Continue reading

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Hanan al- Shaykh

Hanan is a Lebanese author on contemporary women’s literature. Hanan is from a very strict Shi’a patriarchal background in Lebanon.  Hanan follows in the footsteps of contemporary Arab women authors like Nawal El-Saadawi. She challenges the roles of women in … Continue reading

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Libertadora del Libertador

Dona Manuela Saenz was born December 27,1795/97 in Quito, Ecuador. Manuela or Manuelita as she is commonly known as also was called “Libertadora del Libertador”, given to her by her rumored lover; revolutionary leader Simon Bolivar. Manuela is a revolutionary … Continue reading

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