These are stories of Inspirational  Women in History. You can view them all here.

‘I’ve been through it all, baby, I’m mother courage.’

Look up ‘survivor’ in the dictionary and you may well see Elizabeth Taylor glancing proudly up at you, under the weight of some dazzling diamonds, no doubt. Not only did she go through it all, she did so with a Balenciaga handbag crammed full of pithy one-liners to shut up her tabloid critics in the process.