WARRIOR WOMEN, TOMOE GOZEN, JAPANESE HISTORY, SAMURAI
Tomoe Gozen defeats and kills Uchida Ieyoshi (Yōshū Chikanobu, 1899)

What do an escaped slave in Jamaica, an ex-prostitute in southern China and an Apache prophetess have in common? They rose from humble origins to become some of the most remarkable warrior women in history.

It’s a busy time for guest posts. On this occasion, Lauralee over at History From a Woman’s Perspective has kindly played host. Following on my last post about Soviet women combat pilots, I expanded my scope to look at warrior women through history. In particular, I wanted to focus on women from humble origins. Not surprisingly, their stories have caught the attention of other writers, so I also got to highlight the stories and novels that these women inspired. A bookish and historical post in one! Follow the link below to head over to Lauralee’s blog:

6 Warrior Women and the Fiction They Inspired