Warrior Queens: Boadicea's Chariot
An inspired evaluation of women leaders in war by a bestselling historian.
Antonia Fraser's Warrior Queens are those women who have both ruled and led in war. They include Catherine the Great, Elizabeth I, Isabella of Spain, the Rani of Jhansi, and the formidable Queen Jinga of Angola. With Boadicea as the definitive example, her female champions from other ages and civilisations make a fascinating and awesome assembly.
Yet if Boadicea's apocryphal chariot has ensured her place in history, what are the myths that surround the others? And how different are the democratically elected if less regal warrior queens of our time: Indira Ghandi and Golda Meir? This remarkable book is much more than a biographical selection. It examines how Antonia Fraser's heroines have held and wrested the reins of power from their (consistently male) adversaries.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amanda4242 - LibraryThing
I finished Fraser's truly awful Warrior Queens today. She jumps back and forth between time periods constantly, keeps trying to relate every woman she writes about to Boudica and her legend, is in ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amandacb - LibraryThing
An informative overview of powerful, influential warrior queens throughout the ages. Fraser does not shy away from presenting information in a pedantic light, so it may not be the most exciting ... Read full review