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Kendake was the title for queens and queen mothers of the ancient African Kingdom of Kush, also known as Nubia and Ethiopia.They were known as Nubian warrior queens, queen regents, and Ruling queen mothers. They controlled what is now Ethiopia, Sudan, and parts of Egypt. Reliefs dated to about 170 B.C. reveal kendake Shanakdakheto, dressed in armor and wielding a spear in battle. She did not rule as queen regent or queen mother but as a fully independent ruler. Her husband was her consort.

Kandace Amanitore, a Kentake of Nubia

Queen Ankesenamun's figure as a goddess guarding.

Nefertiti, limestone bust, created 1345 BC, "discovered" 1912

Edward VI. This portrait is an obvious attempt to link Edward, the only legitimate son of Henry VIII, to his father. That pose is unmistakable. Unfortunately, Edward died while he was still a teenager, so he never had the chance to develop the mature confidence that he's (probably) feigning here.

Mary, Queen of Scots, grand-daughter of Princess Margaret Tudor

Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI and Queen Consort. ca. XV.

Queen Amanitore sandstone relief - detail ca. 1-25 AD. Nubian Kingdom of Meroë. from a temple in Wad Ban Naga Sudan. The Queen is shown with short hair and voluptuous body representing the Meroitic ideal in contrast to the more egyptianized goddess with the slim body and the long hair. The throne name is written in Egyptian hieroglyphs, the birth name is written in Meroitic hieroglyphs.