The Untold Story of a Legendarily Topless Mistress Who Saved France
Agnès Sorel is popularly depicted in lavish gowns that expose a single breast, but the French noblewoman was much more than a strong fashion choice.
All Hail Hatshepsut, the Cross-Dressing Queen Turned Powerful Pharaoh
The ancient Egyptian ruler depicted herself in kingly attire as the child of Amun-Ra himself—which almost got her erased from history.
The World's First Author Was a Chill Priestess to an Even Chiller Goddess
Meet Enheduanna, the Mesopotamian princess and religious leader whose poetry celebrated a celestial goddess who could smash mountains and change people's gender.
The Polish Ballerina Who Shot Nazis on Her Way to the Gas Chamber
The story of Franceska Mann's brave act of resistance at Auschwitz has become Holocaust legend. But how much do we actually know of her story?
The Victorian Occultist Accused of Killing Men With Her Mind
Pioneering feminist and animal rights campaigner Anna Kingsford was one of the 19th century's most remarkable women. Then she was charged with using black magic to murder two vivisectionists.
This Housewife's Scandalous Sex Memoir Was Banned by the Supreme Court
In "The Housewife's Handbook on Selective Promiscuity", forward-thinking author Lillian Maxine Serett a.k.a. Rey Anthony preached the joys of female pleasure. The government responded by seizing and destroying all copies.