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    Kelly Gardiner's GODDESS is a novel based on the remarkable life of Julie d'Aubigny, also known as La Maupin, the beautiful 17th century sword fighter, opera singer adventurer and nun who was taken as a mistress to France's king's Master of Horse at the age of 13 and, at 16, had been sentenced to be burned at the stake for eloping with a young nun. From HarperCollins in October 2015.

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    the samurai woman, also known as onna bugeisha, although a small but very important role for the representation of upper-class Japanese bushi [samurai] and some of them [eg, Empress Jingu, Nakano Takeko, Hojo Masako or Tomoe Gozen] have an impact major in Japanese history.

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    DRUID WARRIOR WOMEN. 590 CE: The Christian Synod of Druim Cett ordered that British women should no longer go into battle alongside their men. This ban probably had little effect, and traditions such as sword dancing which was taught by women remained.

    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).

    Piracy during the 5th – 9th centuries was predominately a male activity, but there is a minority of historical female pirates especially during the Norman or Viking period. romvos.files.word...

    535 – 552 CE – In the Gothic war Procopius writes of an English Princess, referred to as ‘the Island Girl’. She is said to have led an invasion of part of Jutland, where she captured the young king, Radigis, who had jilted her after their betrothal.

    529 CE – Princess Halima was the daughter of King al-Harit and princess of the Ghassan kingdom. In an act of revenge she led a battle against the Lakhmids who had sacrificed her brother to their goddess. img84.imageshack....

    5th Century CE – Princess Sela was the sister of Koller, king of Norway. She was a skilled warrior and pirate. She fought against King Horwendil, and was later killed by him c.420 CE

    6th Century CE – An elite Saxon female burial is discovered in Lincolnshire, England. The burial goods contain a knife and a shield; showing possible signs of a female warrior.

    598 – 623 CE – Princess Zhao Pingyang of China, was the daughter of Emperor Gaozu of Tang (founding emperor of the Tang Dynasty). Zhao helps her father overthrow the Sui Dynasty, during his campaigns Zhao formed a women’s army, commanded by her she helped to capture the Sui capital of Chang’an. kaleidoscope.cult...

    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’.

    625-705 CE ‘The Empress Wu Chau’, was one of the most powerful women in history. She is said to have been a forceful, innovative and ruthless leader, with the dismissal, exile or execution of any of her opponents. Her navy led a decisive victory at sea which ended China’s long running war with Korea. Her reign insured decades of peace and prosperity and it is said that no other woman except for Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great, retained so much power, over such a vast Empire.

    Amelia Earhart standing next to the open door of her Lockheed Vega plane, ca. 1935. George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers, Courtesy of Purdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections.

    Juana Galán was known for  beating Napoleon’s troops out of her village during the Battle of Valdepeñas in June, 1808. There weren’t enough men to defend the village from invading French. Juana, 21, immediately rallied all of the women in the village. When the French troops marched in, the women dumped boiling oil on top of them. Juana stood in the street with a large club and beat seven shades of shit out of any French soldier that crossed her path. The French never returned.