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The Heroines of History

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10 Hours 19 Minutes

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January 2016

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A look at some of the famous women in European history. Includes biographies on Cleopatra; Isabella of Castile; Joan of Arc; Maria Theresa; Josephine; Elizabeth of England; Mary of Scotland; Catherine of Russia; Marie Antoinette; and Madame Roland.

Mr. Jenkins, whose name remains on the title-page of this volume, was prevented from finishing the work for a long time by sickness, and finally by death. The first chapter is from his pen, and the rest has been written according to his instructions by one whom he selected, and who has had access to works rare in this country, such as Monstrelet's Chronicles, Tooke's Life of Catherine II., Madame Roland's Appeal, etc. (Summary by TriciaG & Publisher's Preface)

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  • Aubri V.

    Do not listen to this while you are driving... you will fall asleep at the wheel.

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  • Heather S.

    Soooooo boring. I was so excited to hear about women in history for once, but was so disappointed!!

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  • Melissa M.

    I enjoyed this book. I loved learning about these women in history! Some narrators were good. Others, not so much. Luckily, there were many different narrators so if you didn’t like one, you didn’t have to listen to them for long. The stories of the women were concise and I learned a lot of new, interesting facts about them.

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