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17 Photos of History's Most Rebellious Women

Susan B. Anthony, once caught voting before the 19th amendment passed, and was scolded. She insisted on being arrested, not wanting to be treated differently based on sex

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized woman's rights and woman's suffrage movements in the United States.[

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Jacquetta of Luxembourg (1415/1416 – 30 May 1472), married firstly in 1433, John, Duke of Bedford, and secondly, in secret, c.1436, Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers, by whom she had sixteen children, including Elizabeth Woodville, Queen consort of King Edward IV of England. Every English monarch after 1509 descended from her.

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Elizabeth Keckley bought her freedom and rose to become Mary Todd Lincoln's dress designer and personal confidant.

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Elizabeth "Jane" Shore (Lambert) (c.1445 – c.1527) was one of the many mistresses of King Edward IV of England, the first of the three whom he described respectively as "the merriest, the wiliest, and the holiest harlots" in his realm. She also became a courtesan to other noblemen, including Edward's stepson, Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset, and William Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings, his close friend and advisor. by British (English) School

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Impossible! Unheard of! When Elizabeth Blackwell decided to become a doctor, she repeatedly heard those comments. In mid-19th century, medicine was not a field open to women. But Blackwell wouldn’t let that stop her from earning a medical degree at New York’s Geneva Medical College in 1849. Blackwell’s determination to succeed led her to become America’s first woman doctor. Her pioneering spirit opened the door for women in medicine, inspiring generations that followed.

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Elizabeth Blackwell, the first US woman to become a doctor. I studied this woman in the 1980s as I worked on a minor in Women's Studies. I admire her greatly. What a great woman she was! Thanks for trail blazing.

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A Miniature of Elizabeth I as a Princess painted ca. 1546-7 - copy of a painting attributed to William Scrots at Windsor Castle, Royal Collection.

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