Famous women with insatiable thirst for adventure
In earlier times, the place of women in society and its behavior is strictly regulated. Most of the ladies routinely obeyed, but there were also those who broke the rules and knowingly went to the adventure. On the women who had the insatiable thirst for adventure, later in the review.
Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Journey to the Holy Land
Eleanor (Eleanor) Aquitaine - a legendary personality. This woman was the heir of the duchy of Aquitaine, and the queen of two kingdoms - England and France.
Eleanor was a strong and independent woman, but most of all it shocked the public when gathered with her husband, King Louis VII of France in the Crusade. Conditions on the road were far from the comfort of the castle, why respect for the Queen only grew. Located in Antioch, Eleanor of Aquitaine staying with his uncle. According to some reports, she twirled the novel with him. In any case, the couple returned home already apart.
Tombstones Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II in the Abbey of Fontevraud.
A little later, Eleanor divorced King of France and married Henry Plantagenet II, who later became king of England.
Zheng Shi - leader of the pirates
In the early 1800s, a real threat to merchant ships represented the pirate fleet, commanded by a woman named Zheng Shi in the South China Sea. Under its beginning there were more than 1,500 ships. According to historical records, Zheng Shi was a prostitute, then she charmed the captain of a pirate ship Zheng Yi and married him. When her husband died, Zheng Shi took the reins in his hands and managed to unite thousands of other pirates.
The command of Zheng Shi was brutal. If one of her subordinates began to attack without the permission of his decapitated. Rape of women prisoners on the ship are also punishable by death.
In 1809, the Chinese government with the assistance of the Portuguese and the British tried to kill Zheng Shi, but to no avail. The woman realized that her leadership will end soon, and agreed with the authorities of the amnesty for her and members of her team. His days Zheng Shi completed on land by controlling a network of brothels and casinos.
Manuela Sáenz - desperate revolutionary
Manuela Sáenz was the illegitimate daughter of a nobleman, so she was sent to be raised in a monastery. Then she married a respectable Englishman, but to become an exemplary wife failed. When Manuel met with revolutionary Simon Bolivar, it will immediately run away from her husband and joined the rebels.
Manuel called the master of espionage. She could sneak unnoticed anywhere, disguised as a man and stick a mustache. In 26 years, revolutionary rose to the rank of general militia. She became the mistress of Simon Bolivar and twice saved his life. Revolutionary called her Libertadora del Libertador ( "liberator liberator"). After the dream of a united South America collapsed, and Bolivar did not, Manuela Sáenz tried to commit suicide as Cleopatra - from a snake bite. But the woman survived. In recent years, women earn a living trading.
Lady Hester Stanhope: "Queen of the Desert" and archaeologist
Lady Hester Stanhope - an aristocrat from England who went to the Middle East in search of adventure. This lady suffered shipwreck, a man wearing a Turkish robe, rode on horseback through the wilderness, to establish diplomatic relations with the emirs, sultans and sheikhs.
In 1815, Lady Hester Stanhope organized the first archaeological expedition to the Holy Land, namely, the lost city of Ashkelon. Contemporaries called Lady Hester Stanhope, "Queen of the Desert".
Lilian Bland - "flying feminist"
Lilian Bland called "flying a feminist." She led a very active life: she wore men's clothes, smoking, foul language and worked as a reporter. Once someone in her presence grinned, women and machinery do not mix. For Lillian it was a challenge. In 1910, she personally designed the airplane lifted him into the air and flew for 27 meters.