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Queen Isabella of Spain

Queen Tomyris of Persia

Queen Zenobia of Palmyra

Queen Samsi of Arabia

Eleanor of Aquitaine (Queen of France and England 1154) Fought in the Crusades

Queen Amidala

Tomyris, Queen of the Massagetai, as told by Herodotus, was responsible for the destruction of Cyrus the Great and his army of Persians in 529 B.C... Tomyris chopping off the head of Cyrus, which she apparently then kept and used as a wine glass (as he had killed her son). http://www.taarna.net/IllusClip.jpg

Boudicca

Ana de Mendoza - lived in the 1500s, lost an eye at 14 in a mock fencing duel.

Hind al-Hunnud was the ‘Battle Queen’ of the Quarish tribe of the kingdom of Kindah. In Arabic culture women played an important role in battle, some of the earliest roots of Arabic culture lay in the cult of the ‘battle queen’ and of tribal warfare. The battle queen mounted upon a camel led the armies into battle as commander in chief or field general. She fought Mohammad in the Battle of Badr in 724, and accounts describe her as ‘brandishing a broadsword with great gusto’.

justamus: A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan, beginning long before samurai emerged as a warrior class.