Finding a place in the history books for women's achievements has always been a struggle in our male-dominated culture.So I suppose we should be grateful for this attempt to redress the balance, which I found in a 1960s magazine.
Unfortunately, the focus of the ad is not really on the many great achievements made by women in history, but instead it promises to reveal 'their fabulous lives and loves, hatreds and scarifices'. With a free gift of Lucrezia Borgia!
According to this ad, Catherine the Great 'changed lovers as easily as she changed the locks on her chamber doors!'.
But I digress. Do click on the image above, if you'd like to read more of the drivel about 'Women who made History'.
I think in this case, you can judge a book by its cover, as these luxurious volumes are bound in 'leather-like green and ivory Skivertex'. Skivertex? Classy.