The Shining Knight

October 31, 2011 3:04 am
mediumaevum:

 Jane de Belleville ~ alias Jeanne de Montfort, Jeanne de Clisson, Jane de Belleville, “The Flame” and ”The Lionesss of Brittany”
 Year Active: 1343Country of Origin: FrenchA French noblewoman who turned against her country when her beloved husband was executed by the French as a spy. With vengeance in her heart, she sided with the English in the 1345 invasion of Brittany. Seeking to enter the fray herself, she purchased and prepared three ships with money from the sale of her possessions. She was a ruthless mistress of revenge at sea and on land, and no ship or town near the coast of Normandy was safe from her wrath. With a flaming torch in one hand and a sword in the other, she must have been a fearsome sight to behold, as she burned whole Norman villages to the ground. 

mediumaevum:

 Jane de Belleville ~ alias Jeanne de Montfort, Jeanne de Clisson, Jane de Belleville, “The Flame” and ”The Lionesss of Brittany”

 
Year Active: 1343
Country of Origin:
 French

A French noblewoman who turned against her country when her beloved husband was executed by the French as a spy. With vengeance in her heart, she sided with the English in the 1345 invasion of Brittany. Seeking to enter the fray herself, she purchased and prepared three ships with money from the sale of her possessions. She was a ruthless mistress of revenge at sea and on land, and no ship or town near the coast of Normandy was safe from her wrath. With a flaming torch in one hand and a sword in the other, she must have been a fearsome sight to behold, as she burned whole Norman villages to the ground. 

(Source: highseaheroines.blogspot.com, via fuckyeahwomeninarmor)

October 29, 2011 2:11 am
fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Rosalind Franklin, who was the woman responsible for much of the research and discovery work that led to the understanding of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Rosalind Franklin, who was the woman responsible for much of the research and discovery work that led to the understanding of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA.

(via whattetheswyve)

October 27, 2011 8:37 pm
"Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know."

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

Professor Cecilia Payne, ladies and gentlemen.

(via neon-loneliness)

This is a great example of how the education we receive focuses around the discoveries and perspectives of men.

(via fffigures)

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Woah. PUTTING ON A HAT AND THEN TIPPING IT TO YOU, COSMIC QUEEN CECILIA PAYNE!

(via emmyc)

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