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The warrior queens

Author: Antonia Fraser
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this panoramic work of history, Fraser looks at women who led armies, empires and rebellions: Cleopatra, Tamara of Georgia, Isabella of Spain, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, Jinga Mbandi of Angola, the Rani of Jhansi, and the 20th-century "iron ladies" Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir and Indira Gandhi, among others. Her touchstone is Boadicea, the first-century Briton who led 120,000 compatriots in a revolt that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fraser, Antonia, 1932-
Warrior queens.
New York : Knopf, 1989
(OCoLC)643796042
Named Person: Boadicea, Queen of Iceni
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 0394549392 9780394549392
OCLC Number: 18714941
Description: xiii, 383 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Queen Boadicea --
Cleopatra --
Zenobia --
Tamara --
Queen Elizabeth I --
Jinga Mbandi --
Catherine the Great --
Indira Gandhi --
Golda Meir --
Margaret Thatcher --
Queen Isabella --
Caterina Sforza. f.
Responsibility: Antonia Fraser.

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In this panoramic work of history, Fraser looks at women who led armies, empires and rebellions: Cleopatra, Tamara of Georgia, Isabella of Spain, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, Jinga Mbandi of Angola, the Rani of Jhansi, and the 20th-century "iron ladies" Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir and Indira Gandhi, among others. Her touchstone is Boadicea, the first-century Briton who led 120,000 compatriots in a revolt that temporarily shook the Roman hold on her country. With her as a vibrant centerpiece, Fraser brings forward a constellation of 17 women who, through accidents of fate or descent, or sheer genius for power, have been cast in the role of Warrior Queen--seen by her contemporaries as (often simultaneously) monster, angel, honorary male, one who shames men into bravery--and seen, long after her reign, as the focus of a golden age.--From publisher description.

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