Women Who Ruled: History's 50 Most Remarkable Women by Claudia GoldWomen Who Ruled: History's 50 Most Remarkable Women by Claudia Gold

Women Who Ruled: History's 50 Most Remarkable Women

byClaudia Gold

Paperback | April 2, 2015

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Hatshepsut, Boudica, Mary Queen of Scots, Golda Meir, Benazir Bhutto, and 45 more of the world's most famous—and often notorious—women rulersFrom the Queen of Sheba to Margaret Thatcher, this book paints vivid portraits of the lives of 50 extraordinary women who have held positions of executive or ceremonial power throughout history. Each biographical profile sets its subject clearly in the culture and context of its time, enabling this book to tell not only the stories of many courageous and fiercely independent women, but also to provide a fascinating and informative alternative social history of the last 3500 years. The number of women who have ruled as queens or empresses, or governed as presidents or prime ministers, remains but a small subset of the total of those who have attained ultimate political power. But this elite group of women, who—through dynastic succession, democratic election, or other means—have reached the heights of political and ceremonial leadership, includes some of the most influential and charismatic figures of world history.
Claudia Goldis a medieval historian and a former documentary researcher.
Title:Women Who Ruled: History's 50 Most Remarkable WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.75 × 5.12 × 1 inPublished:April 2, 2015Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784290866

ISBN - 13:9781784290863

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In this vivid, sweeping history, Claudia Gold brings to life fifty extraordinary women united not just by sex, but by talent, intellect and driving ambition. Well known matriarchs such as Cleopatra, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Elizabeth I jostle for position with comparatively unsung heroines such as Theodora, Empress of Byzantium, Margaret I of Denmark, and Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii. A staggering achievement-Tracy Borman