Wed, 12 October 2022

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST

Kate Mosse – Warrior Queens and Quiet Revolutionaries

How Women (Also) Built the World

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Join the bestselling author and founder of the Women’s Prize for a celebration of incredible women from history.

Kate Mosse has dedicated her life to promoting women’s stories – through her award-winning fiction, plays and essays, the creation and leadership of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and most recently, her phenomenally successful social media campaign, #WomanInHistory.

Now she returns to How To Academy to share the stories of women whose incredible achievements — in science, art, politics, philanthropy, and more – helped build the world, and yet have been routinely omitted from the history books.

In this livestream event with Erica Wagner, she will explore how history is made and by whom, telling the incredible stories of women including Sophie Scholl, Mary Seacole, Cornelia Sorabji, Helen Suzman, Shirley Chisholm, and Violette Szabo, alongside many others whose extraordinary lives are no longer remembered: from the Mothers of Invention and the trailblazing women at the Bar; warrior queens and pirate commanders; the women who dedicated their lives to the natural world or to medicine; those women of courage who resisted and fought for what they believed; to the unsung heroes of stage, screen and stadium.

And she will tell us about her own detective story, discovering more about her great-grandmother, Lily Watson, a famous novelist in her day but now entirely forgotten.

Don’t miss this chance to hear a new feminist history of the world from one of the most acclaimed and beloved authors of our age.

Praise for Kate Mosse’s Warrior Queens and Quiet Revolutionaries:

‘One brilliant woman writing about so many other brilliant women, this is a wonderful treasure chest of women’s lives, full of wit, verve and emotion. Inside these superb pages is an epic, fascinating world of warriors, writers, scientists, queens and more, women who have shaped the world and many who have been overlooked and forgotten.’ — Professor Kate Williams

‘Exciting, hugely informative and, at times, shocking, Kate Mosse has cleverly woven close family detective work into a powerful panorama of the extraordinary achievements of a wonderful cast of women – both famous and hidden – down the millennia’ — Professor Jonathan Phillips

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Kate Mosse

Bestselling Author

Kate Mosse is an award-winning novelist, playwright, essayist and non-fiction writer, the author of eight novels and short-story collections, including the multimillion-selling Languedoc Trilogy, The Burning Chambers Series and number one bestselling Gothic fiction The Winter Ghosts and The Taxidermist’s Daughter. Her books have been translated into thirty-seven languages and published in more than forty countries. The Founder Director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, she is the Founder of the global Women In History campaign.

Erica Wagner

Former literary editor of The Times, author and writer for the New Statesman.

Erica Wagner is an author, journalist, and editor.  Her latest book, Chief Engineer, a biography of Washington Roebling, garnered much praise. Twice a judge of the Man Booker Prize, she was literary editor of The Times  for seventeen years, and she is now a contributing writer for New Statesman as well as writing for many publications in Britain and the United States.