Monthly Archives: June 2015

She went down big in Leamington

You have to feel sorry for the grieving relatives of Lady Wheeler, as she was carried to her grave in the English town of Leamington in 1893. The funeral attracted hundreds of gawpers from miles around. You also have to … Continue reading

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Do not cross the Amazons

The hit theatrical act in Europe during 1892 and 1893 was the “famous Amazon Warriors of Dahomey”. These were ladies that you did not want to mess with. Part of the 6,000 or so strong female contingent of Dahomey’s (now … Continue reading

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