A Roaring Girl was loud when she should be quiet, disruptive when she should be submissive, sexual when she should be pure, ‘masculine’ when she should be ‘feminine’.
Meet the unsung heroines of British history who refused to play by the rules.
Roaring Girls tells the game-changing life stories of eight formidable women whose grit, determination and radical unconventionality saw them defy the odds to forge their own paths.
From the notorious cross-dressing thief Mary Frith in the seventeenth century to rebel slave Mary Prince and adventurer, industrialist and LGBT trailblazer Anne Lister in the nineteenth, these diverse characters redefined what a woman could be and what she could do in pre-twentieth-century Britain.
Bold, inspiring and powerfully written, Roaring Girls tells the electrifying histories of women who, despite every effort to suppress them, dared to be extraordinary.
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Table of Contents
The Roaring Girl Mary Frith 16
Mad Madge Margaret Cavendish 62
Old Maid Mary Astell 112
En Cavalier Charlotte Charke 158
The Amazon Hannah Snell 202
Goods and Chattels Mary Prince 244
Gentleman Jack Anne Lister 288
A Painted Wanton Caroline Norton 350
Afterword: Unfinished Business 419