In celebration of my recent 30th birthday, I wrote about Her Storyline’s top women. Here are just some words and short description of the top thirty off the top of my head. (Excuse the spacing.)
- Catherine of Braganza
Sneaky. Will get justice. She’s so good, she’s bad.
- Charlotte Corday
Oh, Charlotte, Charlotte. What to say? She was self-motivated and determined for sure!
Oh Jael. Similar to Charlotte.
- Anne Neville
Ambitious. Innocent or guilty?
Intelligent. Impressive. Miss America type intimidating.
- Margaret Jacobs
Setting yourself free. Honesty is the best policy.
Tough. Survivor who’s generous and loyal. Daddy’s girl.
- Madam Elisabeth
A bit on the wild side. Opinionated and selfless.
Fun. Nice. Very strict. Like the two Bourbon women mentioned above, virtuous. Lived religion.
- Henrietta Barrett Cook
If Jane Austen had a happy ending. Fighter. Love is a battle field.
Beautiful. Rockstar. Heroic. I admire when people stand up for what they believe in. Dignified.
- Ann Rule
She’s saved my life. A couple times.
- Philippa Langley
Go for it! They’ll make a movie about it all fifty years from now. Rivals Anne Neville when it comes to guys.
- Rachel, the Poetess
Patriot. More powerful than realized. In tune with surroundings and sees beyond.
- Catherine of Aragon
Too good for Henry.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Influential. Though she had a bumpy life, she and the characters in her story make me smile.
- Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist.
Hardcore. I mean, come on—having a baby at her age? Please make a movie how her husband sacrificed himself for her and John—and then mother and son had to flee from danger!
- Mary, Mother of Jesus.
So good and responsible and trusted. How did she raise the Son of God? And then raised other children? Awestruck. Her husband was a good man—one of the best. Lucky.
Peaceful but still a fighter. If only her enemies knew the reputation of a Benjaminite and that she was one. Beware the Benjaminite. Don’t mess with people or causes they care about.
- Maria Ann Mozart
Can we please include she was an influence on her brother? Seriously.
- Queen Elizabeth II
She’s nearing 90, has reigned for over 53 years, and sent an email in the ’70s for crying out loud! Extraordinary! Even for us in the present, she beat the odds. The past would drop their jaws too. Take that, David!
So Michal had a sister…
- Pilate’s wife
What’s her name?
- Martha of Bethany
It’s cool to be a Martha. Jesus for sure is the greatest champion of women.
- Mary of Bethany
More on her identity please? But I love Martha and Mary.
- Grandma Patten
Honored to have known her. Popular and influential. Hope I can do her proud.
- Phyllis Wheatley
After school. Poetry opens up the heart and brain.
- Cassandra Austen
Shares he sister’s sense of humor.
- Anne Boleyn
Can I be honest here? I don’t really…hold her in high esteem.
- Little Mermaid
Okay—fictional character but still popular and relatable. People need to consider her true story.