A good conclusion should do a few things: You've already spent time and energy crafting a solid thesis statement for your introduction, and if you've done your job right, your whole paper focuses on that thesis statement.That's why it's so important to address the thesis in your conclusion!Like lawyers in court, you should make an "opening statement," in this case, an introduction.
Given that, I would rewrite the introduction this way: This paper will trace the development of women's rights and powers from ancient Egypt to late medieval France and explore their changing political, social and economic situation through time.
All the various means women have used to assert themselves show the different ways they have fought against repression and established themselves in authority.
A conclusion is more than just "the last paragraph"—it's a working part of the paper.
This is the place to push your reader to think about the consequences of your topic for the wider world or for the reader's own life!
Nor is a history paper an action movie with exciting chases down dark corridors where the reader has no idea how things are going to end. Lush sentiment and starry-eyed praise don't work well here.
In academic writing it's best to tell the reader from the outset what your conclusion will be. They make it look like your emotions are in control, not your intellect, and that will do you little good in this enterprise where facts, not dreams, rule.
If the theme is clear and makes sense, the conclusion ought to be very easy to write.
Simply begin by restating the theme, then review the facts you cited in the body of the paper in support of your ideas—and it's advisable to rehearse them in some detail—and end with a final reiteration of the theme.
The conclusion is a very important part of your essay.
Although it is sometimes treated as a roundup of all of the bits that didn’t fit into the paper earlier, it deserves better treatment than that!