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    Posted: 03-Dec-2008 at 20:34
Originally posted by Dolphin

Queen Maeve.

 
 
I didn't know she was real


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  Quote Count Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Dec-2008 at 20:35
Originally posted by Temujin

i think he's refering to that Assyrian king who went with all the loot of jerusalem. there's also a famous painting about her assassinating him.
 
 
Uh, Eshter didn't assasinate people


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  Quote Tore The Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Dec-2008 at 22:14
An sucess story the qeen who maid Etiophia = Taytu Betul (1850-1918)
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  Quote edgewaters Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Dec-2008 at 06:43

Kubaba, the barmaid.

I am absolutely serious too. She is a queen - the only queen - listed in the Sumerian king lists. Apparently she seized power in Kish and overthrew the kings of Uruk and Lagash, founding a new dynasty. Prior to this, she was a "tavern keeper".

Whether or not she led anyone personally in battle is unknown, but I can't imagine how an innkeep would seize power otherwise.

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  Quote Temujin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Dec-2008 at 17:06
Originally posted by Count Belisarius

Originally posted by Temujin

i think he's refering to that Assyrian king who went with all the loot of jerusalem. there's also a famous painting about her assassinating him.
 
 
Uh, Eshter didn't assasinate people


i reflected a bit over and i think her name was Judith. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_and_Holofernes

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  Quote Penelope Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Dec-2008 at 08:36
Another warrior queen who should be mentioned is Candace Amanirenas of Meroe, sometimes called the "one eyed", as a result of losing one of her eyes in battle. She would become one of the most formidable leaders in African history. She was the wife of the Meroitic King Teriteqas, and succeeded him after his death.  A number of Meroitic Queens called Ka'andakes(Candaces)ruled Nubia-Kush just before the birth of Christ. During the reign of Candace Amerienas, Augustus Caesar had become the undisputed master of Rome and its territories and was crowned its first true Emperor. Soon afterwords he ordered his second chief magistrate to conquer both Arabia and Ethiopia. Candace, hearing of this, gathered her armies, and in 24 BC, defeated the Roman cohorts at Syene(Aswan) and captured it. She then defeated 2 other cohorts, and over ran both Philae, and Elaphantine, taking thousands of prisoners, and booty, which included many statues of Augustus. Following her victories, her loyal subjects gave her the eptiteth "the brave". After she named her son Akinidad crown Prince, the Romans went on the offensive in hopes of avenging their defeats. Augustus sent General Gaius Petronius, which turned out to be a mistake, he had no choice but to enter into negotiations with the Queen. In the year 21 BC a peace treaty was conducted which was strikingly favorable to the Meroites. Becuase of Candace Amanirenas the Romans were never able to exact tribute from nor conquer Meroe, Nubia, Ethiopia or Kush. The Teriteqas Oval Stela from the Isis Temple is a record of her military campaigns. To this day, the name "Candace" is given to children across the world, especially to african americans in the United States, in her honor.
 
The Teriteqas Oval Stela depicting her battles.
 
And this is believed to be her Tomb, the final resting place of Candace Amanirenas, Queen of Meroe, Ethiopia, Kush and Nubia.


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The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
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  Quote Bandeirante Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Dec-2008 at 18:49
Queen Nzinga in Angola !
 
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  Quote Penelope Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Dec-2008 at 07:33
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Queen Nzinga in Angola !
 
 
Bandeirante, thankyou. The Warrior Queen Nzinga was not only a brilliant millitary tactition, but was also great at administrating her kingdom. Definately one of the top leaders in history.
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
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  Quote Carcharodon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2009 at 00:37
Weetamoo, maybe not a queen but a Sachem of the Wampanoags, a Native American people, who fought the britains in King Philips war in New England 1675 - 1676 (King Philip, or Metacomet, was her brother in law). Unfortunately the Wampanoags and their allies lost the war and Weetamoo drowned in a river.
 
 
 
 
 
An idealized picture of Weetamoo as a young girl.
 
 


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  Quote drgonzaga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2009 at 14:03
Ah, even Clio is abused when people decide upon a PC frenzy. The simple fact here is that one need not turn to idealizations in order to understand--as even the original formulators of cultural myths did--that women have been the backbone of History. "Powerful" women? Historical narratives are replete with them, be they matriarch, courtesan, or harridan! To elaborate a feminine mimicry of maleish attributes is in a way both travesty and satire that instead of acknowledging their history suborns it. The picture above provides a perfect example of this foolishness.
 
PS: The women have always been there save for the fools that fail to look.


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  Quote sooty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Dec-2009 at 03:42

A great warrior queen is Eleanor of Aquitane - wife of Henry I and mother of Richard the Lionheart.  She went on the 3rd Crusade (I think) and she actively defended her castles in France even in old age (she lived into her 80s).  She is perhaps most famous for conspiring with her sons against her husband and was was put under house arrest for over 25 years until her husband's death.

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  Quote bethtaylor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Jul-2011 at 13:19
Syrian Arab Queen Mavia (or Mawia) in the 4th century A. D. who fought against the Romans and won.
 
 
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Tamar reigned as Queen of Georgia from 1184 to 1213.          
Tamar of Georgia was the daughter of the Georgian King Giorgi (George) III.       
Her father declared her co-ruler and heir apparent to prevent dispute after his demise.     
Tamar played an active military role as the commander of her army.      
In 1204, Tamar's army occupied the city of Kars.
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