Tag: Queens

Cleopatra

We began this month with the first Queen of Egypt Merneiththe, and so it seemed only fitting that we end the month with Cleopatra VII Philopator who was the last, and some might argue, most famous Queen of Egypt. Cleopatra's life story has been told and retold, and the...

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....

Queen Moremi

In Nigeria, the tallest statue is dedicated to the legendary Queen Moremi. The Queen Moremi Statue of Liberty stands at an impressive 45 feet. Erected at the Ife palace in November 2016 by the Ooni of Ife. Learn more about the story of her statue here....

Eadgifu of Kent

Eadgifu would become known as the Matriarch of the House of Wessex, wielding varying amounts of power as her sons and then grandsons took the throne of England. This post takes a look into her hidden history....

Women and the Crusades.

This post looks at the various roles woman took on during the crusades. It looks at the lives of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Margaret of Provence, Blanche of Castile, and Melisende: Queen of Jerusalem. As well as the effect it the Crusades had on the lives of the unnamed women...