Woman who made history, who made a difference, who took the unexpected road. Gender does not define ability, intent, or ambition- that is what these women show us. My personal fave is the woman who overpowered the hitman her husband hired to kill her.
In a world with stricter rules of social etiquette, and with so much taboo placed on sex, acts such as flirting had to be subtle and often be invented per generation to prevent their parents understanding. From Georgian times, flirting with a fan was common place.