Roaring Girls, The Forgotten Feminists of British History, Holly Kyte

Roaring Girls, The Forgotten Feminists of British History, Holly Kyte


Digging deeper into the pantheon of pioneering females, The Roaring Girls highlights the inspiring tales of women all but neglected by conventional history.


Written with pace and brio, Kyte’s rumbustious group biography uncovers some extraordinary narratives of formidable feminist trailblazers, from rebel slaves to queer adventurers.


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 the enslaved 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.


Format: Hardback, 464 pages
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 41 mm

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