Join us on Tuesday 2nd October as Jenni Murray celebrates the lives, struggles and achievements of some of history’s most extraordinary women from around the globe. 

They ruled empires, they led nations. They were pioneers in the arts and geniuses of science. They spoke truth to power and fought for change. All had a profound impact on the shaping of our world. 

‘Every single woman in this book flies in the face of the conventional notion that women are somehow the ‘weaker sex’. Every one of them was, or is, strong, ambitious and determined… What we can learn from these women is that your sex has nothing to do with it.’ Jenni Murray

Jenni Murray is a journalist and broadcaster who has presented BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour since 1987. She is the author of several books, including A History of Britain in 21 Women and Memoirs of a Not So Dutiful Daughter.