Monthly Archives: January 2011

Who wears the trousers? Erauso-nun with a gun

Catalina de Erauso had a unsual start in life, unusual at least for an officer serving in the Spanish colonial army in the 1600s.  Erauso was raised by nuns in a convent in the Basque region of Spain. Her parents … Continue reading

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Who wears the trousers? Hua Mulan

History hasn’t always been kind to the women who aspired to adventure beyond the confines of the kitchen.  For centuries women often found themselves excluded from anything particularly interesting, a footnote to the great events of their time. Those who … Continue reading

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