Heroines Lost from the History Books

Michelle Moran, author of The Second Empress, shares her favorite historical fiction that highlights women largely erased from historical texts.


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History is a funny thing. Most of the time it comes to us on the tips of lances and the shoulders of armed men. We know about King Ferdinand of Spain, but what about his fascinating daughter Juana of Castile? We remember what happened to poor Louis XVI, but how about the woman who preserved his face in wax? For history lovers interested in hearing more women’s voices, here are a few of my favorite books.

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About Michelle Moran


MICHELLE MORAN is the author of the bestselling Nefertiti and The Heretic Queen. Her experiences at archaeological sites around the world motivated her to write historical fiction and continue to provide inspiration for her novels.

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