5 Historical People That Inspire Me

I’ve seen a few of these posts going around on Instagram and I wanted to join in. I initially saw Lauren, over at ThatMuseumGirl, post this, then I was tagged by Alana at herebehistory on Instagram. So I did it! Here are 5 people that have inspired me.

1. Anne Boleyn

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By Unknown artist, painting, 1570

I chose Anne Boleyn because I’ve learned a lot from her. She has been awfully mistreated throughout history and I think she deserves better. Anne was intelligent and witty. She could hold her own, unfortunately she just couldn’t against her powerful husband.

Until the end, Anne was strong. I aspire to have even an inch of her courage and skills. I’ll always look up to Anne.

2. Grace O’Malley


Not only my 12x Great Granny but a fierce woman and leader. Known as the Pirate Queen of Connaught, in Ireland, Grace was not someone you should mess with.

After her first husband died, Grace apparently formed a romantic relationship with a sailer. When her lover was murdered, Grace looked to avenge him. She gathered her clan and went after the guy who killed her lover. Not only did she kill him, but she killed his clan and took over his lands. Bad bitch energy.

Knowing her blood runs through my veins I am automatically inspired by this woman. Who would travel to an unknown land, on her own, to meet with the notorious Queen of England, Elizabeth I? Only Grace, that’s who.

3. Emily Brontë

Emily. National Portrait Gallery

In my previous post, I wrote about how Emily Brontë is one of the most awesome women writers that has ever lived. She helped shape the world. Not only the world, but she also helped shape me. Wuthering Heights is one of my favourite books and is one of the reasons I read and write.

Without Emily’s influence, I really do not think I would be who I am today. She is the reason I want to write. Her creativity has shaped mine. Emily is one of the only people I can truly say has made me who I am.

4. Kurt Cobain

MTV Unplugged: Nirvana

Definitely more modern than the previous people in this list, but still pretty influential. I am a huge Nirvana AND Kurt fan. Kurt Cobain is someone I can look at and say ‘I want to be just like you’. Not in a musical sense, I’m about as musical as a grain of rice, but as a person.

His morals have always inspired me. As a woman, and a woman who enjoys grunge/punk, it is so awesome to see such an influential man unapologetically speak for equality between men and women. I highly recommend looking for some of his diary entries, they make me so happy. Thank you, Kurt.

5. Audrey Hepburn

Audrey as Gigi

I couldn’t make this list and not include this incredible woman. Audrey Hepburn was one of the most generous and gentle humans to have ever lived. The amount she did for humanitarian issues is incredible. I can only hope that I do even half as much as she did in her lifetime. A beautiful and incredibly intelligent lady.

I love seeing all of the posts people have been sharing of the people who shaped them. It’s so interesting, keep them coming! Thank you Alana for tagging me.



(4) Comments

  1. Emily Brontë and her Novel affected so many.Loved her treatment of the abuse cycles of abuse and how it affects destiny .Stand tall on adversity . No one can keep the novel down but hate all Charectors.

    Really a powerful novel <3

    1. Definitely, she really changed the genre with this novel. I’m gld she kept it real and didn’t turn it into this huge romance like some books I’ve read. Thank you for your comment!

  2. I’m definitely with you with Anne Boleyn and Audrey Hepburn – this was a really interesting read, thank you. And amazing that Grace O Malley was your 12x granny! 🙂

    1. Thank you! Yeah it’s so cool!!

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