The work of American Catholic nuns during the war between the States
TWO VOLUMES IN ONE SPECIAL EDITION/ILLUSTRATED
It is both tragic and inspirational that those who pray for peace, when those ..
A Russian lady-in-waiting’s memoirs of the court and revolution
After the Russian Revolution and the fall and murder of the ruling Romanov family in 1918, many books were written by those close to ..
H. Remsen Whitehouse
The life of a remarkable Italian woman
Christina Belgiojoso-Trivulzio was an Italian noblewoman of the 19th century. She was a free thinking, independent woman determined to live her life as she th..
Princess Catherine Radziwill & Renee Elton Maud
’The astonishing last days of the Russian imperial dynasty
The principal work in this special Leonaur edition caused a sensation when it was first published since it is a ‘tell it all’ from the pen..
Josef Straszewicz & A. S. Krause
A Polish heroine and her times
Poland suffered long periods of occupation and subjugation at the hands of the powerful Russian Empire. In the early 19th century it formed an alliance with the risin..
A fearless female champion for justice and humanity
Today, the term ‘concentration camp’ is synonymous with the horrors perpetrated by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Nevertheless, concen..
Constance Lytton & Katherine Roberts
Prisons and Prisoners by Constance Lytton and Jane Warton & Pages from the Diary of a Militant Suffragette by Katherine Roberts
Two brave political activists in the cause of women’s suffrage in Britain
To commemorate the centenary of the passing by the British Parliament of the Representation of the People Act, Leonaur is p..
Emmeline Pankhurst, Frank Moxon & Cicely Hamilton
My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst, What Forcible Feeding Means by Frank Moxon, Why We Are Militant: Speech Given in New York by Mrs. Pankhurst, Beware Suffragists by Cicely Hamilton
A giant of women’s rights and her times
The ending of the First World War in 1918 was also a momentous one for many British women, who, after shouldering their portion of the conflict and years of ..
D. M. C. & Sister M Antonia
The Irish Nuns at Ypres by D. M. C. & From Convent to Conflict or A Nun’s Account of the Invasion of Belgium by Sister M Antonia
Two accounts of faith and humanity
The ‘storm of war’ is apt epithet for conflict. Mankind dominates the planet and his science and ingenuity can raise great structures, transform landscapes ..
An Exceptional and Notorious Woman of the Renaissance Papacy
A legend of beauty and seduction
The very name of Lucrezia Borgia remains, some 500 years after her time, enough to send a frisson of a thrill down the spine—particularly of men! The Lucrezia of le..
Henry VIII and Henry Ellis
And Other Correspondence & Documents Concerning the King and His Wives
The king and his wives—letters and documents
History is full of notable figures, but far fewer in number are those who have become iconic. An indisputably iconic figure, even among the many great k..
Mrs. Archibald Mackirdy & William Nicholas Willis
An Overview of the Traffic in Young Women at the Turn of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
The evil of female exploitation
Human bondage and the exploitation of the weak, poor and vulnerable is as old as human kind itself. It is such a primal aspect of human nature that there have been l..
The Ordeals of a Woman Against Polygamy Within the Mormon Church During the 19th Century
A ‘first wife’ tells the story of her life
The author of ‘Wife No. 19,’ Ann Young was in measure inspired in her own literary efforts and in her campaign for women’s rights within the early Mormon ..
Ann Eliza Young
The Life & Ordeals of a Mormon Woman During the 19th Century
A campaigner for women's rights
This is a remarkable and controversial book by any standards. The verdict is still out on whether its author Ann Eliza Young (formerly Webb) presented her case with ..
R. M. Coopland
An English Lady's Ordeals in Gwalior and Agra During the Indian Mutiny 1857
Nightmare experiences in a land torn apart by violence, mutiny, betrayal and war
The British travelled to live in India throughout the years of the Empire. It was always an adventure, a journey to ..