Zing Tsjeng on pirate queens, resistance heroines, and history's forgotten women

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Zing Tsjeng on pirate queens, resistance heroines, and history's forgotten women

This article has been published to coincide with an episode of Mashable's new podcast, History Becomes Her. Listen here.

Women account for around half of the world’s population. But they only occupy around 0.5 percent of recorded history.

Zing Tsjeng is the author of the Forgotten Women book series, four books which aim to address the erasure of women from recorded history. These four books provide fascinating biographies of the leaders, scientists, artists, and writers who are notably absent from our history books. 

For those of us who grew up learning a lot about Henry VIII, Oliver Cromwell, Christopher Columbus, and Abraham Lincoln, you might have wondered what women were getting up to during this time. They were very busy, it turns out.  Read more...

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