In Her Footsteps - Lonely Planet

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Discover the lives and locations of trailblazing women who changed the course of history as you journey to the heart of women’s activism, history and creativity through the ages. From the temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Egypt and Empress Dowager Cixi’s summer palace in Beijing, to the homes and meeting sites of suffragette heroes Sylvia Pankhurst and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the creative workrooms of Frida Kahlo and Virginia Woolf, and the tennis courts where the Williams sisters first learned to play – we showcase female pioneers whose lives and actions continue to inspire today.

In Her Footsteps is not only a celebration of incredible women, but a travel guide to the places where they studied, lived, worked, reigned and explored. We’ll tell you where to find the secret feminist history of sites around the world. Activists include: Emily Wilding Davison, Epsom Downs, UK Rosa Luxemburg, Berlin, Germany Jane Goodall, Gombe, Tanzania Greta Thunberg, Stockholm, Sweden Manuela Saenz, Quito, Ecuador Rosa Parks, Alabama, USA Icons include: Michelle Obama, Chicago, USA Catherine the Great, Moscow, Russia Queen Nanny of the Maroons, Jamaica Catherine de’ Medici, Chenonceaux, France Empress Dowager Cixi, Beijing, China Artists include: Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Utopia, Australia Jane Austen, Chatsworth, UK Zaha Hadid, Baku, Azerbaijan Nadine Gordimer, Johannesburg, South Africa Patti Smith, New York City, USA Trailblazers include: Jacinda Ardern, Wellington, New Zealand Marie Curie, Warsaw, Poland Cornelia Sorabji, Pune, India Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Everest, Nepal Beryl Markham, Rift Valley, Kenya About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973.

Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.