While women of Jane Austen's England faced many restrictions, many, including Austen herself, still made a great impact on their world.
What was it like to be a Baptist in Austen's Anglican-dominated England?
Miss Austen: A Novel by Gill Hornby reimagines Cassandra Austen's life, and shows us the choices made by clergymen's daughters in Austen's England.
"Modern Geology" began during Jane Austen's era. William Smith, self-educated and from humble beginnings, laid the foundations.
A poor, uneducated girl became a pioneer of paleontology with her amazing discoveries of fossils in Austen's Lyme Regis.
Two beautiful historical novels explore the life of the "lady astronomer" of Austen's England.
Galileo attempted to submit to his church, and was supported by many in it, while others condemned him.
Johannes Kepler believed that the harmony of the heavens, described in geometry, music, astronomy, and theology, reflects the mind of God.
A Country Parson's Everyday Life
The stories of women of science and other fields who left lasting legacies to the world.