Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut ruled as King during 18th Dynasty Egypt. She first ruled as regent for her nephew before elevating herself to king but is her story that of an ambitious power grab or dutiful regent protecting her infant nephew?...

Tawosret.

Tawosret, is recorded as the last known ruler of the 19th dynasty. Her story although relatively unknown is one of political manoeuvring, and assassination plots. This post looks at her story, the men around her, and her rise to power. ...

Queen Merneith

Queen Merneith, Is considered the third ruler of the first dynasty, she ruled from c 3000-2980 BC, acting as regent for her son King Den. This post looks at her life and legacy, why Egyptian history can be difficult to trace and the lives of women in Ancient Egypt....

Sadie “the goat” Farrell. Queen of the Waterfront

Sadie Farell was a petty thief that rose to the title of Queen of the Waterfront in late 1860s New York. She was said to be petite but tough as nails, prowling the docks of the Fourth Ward near the East River but there is some doubt on her...

Jeanne de Clisson- The Lioness of Brittany

Jeanne de Clisson was the embodiment of one of the Furies of Greek mythology. A 14th century noblewoman, she is remembered today for her 13-year long career as a pirate. As the Lioness of Brittany, Jeanne swore revenge against the French for the execution of her husband....