The first European woman to end up in New Zealand, Charlotte Badger was part pirate, part adopted Maori, and part mom. Which part is which is somewhat lost to history.
An Inuit woman so strong nobody could even beat her lice in arm-wrestling, her story just gets stranger the closer you look.
When her shogun husband cheated on her, she raised an army and destroyed the other woman’s house. Later she deposed her incompetent son to become the first nun to rule Japan.
When this indigenous Brazilian warrior mermaid proved too awesome for her tribe, she just took up residence in the water, and started an aquatic harem of passers-by.
100 years before Lawrence of Arabia, this British woman traveled the Middle East by herself, surviving shipwrecks, plagues, and Bedouin attacks in the process.
This brutal sovereign’s reign saw her outlaw clapping, pioneer death by feet-kissing, and design giant weaponized scissors – but are we only getting one side of the story…?
She traded a life of privilege for one spent fighting for justice on both literal and political battlefields so tirelessly that even exiling her five times couldn’t keep her down.
This Jewish-Ethiopian warrior queen took the throne, ended a millennium-old biblical dynasty, and caused a break in Ethiopia’s history that has not healed to this day – or did she…?
The first female mathematician in recorded history, and one of the luminaries of the ancient world – but her grisly death at the hands of a mob was only the start of her troubles.
This legendary warrior queen who killed 70,000 Romans, burnt London to the ground, and became the most famous headhunter of all time – and to this day, Britain loves her for it.