A perfect journal for the fierce women in your life! 120 narrow ruled pages, each with a quote from an inspiring Renaissance Woman from Christina de Pizan to Elizabeth I. 20 narrow grid pages in the back, perfect for bullet journalling. All in a gorgeous cover that will enhance any deck or bedside table!
The 16th century is the first point at which we start to have really good records for the lives of many women in Europe. It’s also, as historian Sarah Gristwood has written in her book Game of Queens, the age of Queens, with a surprising number of women taking the role of leader, not just in England, but in all of Europe.
The cover of the Fierce Women Journal combines a portrait of the young Princess Elizabeth with the famous Shakespeare quote, “though she be but little, she is fierce.” I thought it was fitting and complementary, given what an amazing Queen Elizabeth would become. Inside there are 120 narrow-ruled pages with quotes from some of the leading women of the 16th century, from Christina de Pizan to Elizabeth I.
Some of the early women writers and poets are featured, as are Queens, and even one woman who was able to hold power as a King’s mistress. These are all women who are powerful in their own ways, and used the resources available to them to live lives that were beyond the expected gender roles, and show the rich tapestry of roles that women could take on in their lives.