The Lady is a Naval Engineer

Henrietta Vansittart changes the course of ship propulsion

Henrietta Vansittart portrait: examining a scale model of a ship and its Lowe-Vansittart propeller.

Henrietta’s tale is one worthy of Hollywood treatment: as inspiring, titillating, and tragic as any portrait of historical male genius that’s regularly plastered across our screens.

Born into a poor family, her intelligence and hard work saw her eventually enjoy a successful career when she…

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Olivia Campbell

Olivia Campbell

New York Times Bestselling author of WOMEN IN WHITE COATS. Bylines: The Atlantic, The Cut, Aeon, Smithsonian, Guardian. https://oliviacampbell.substack.com