The world's fiercest all-female fighting force, and the incredible legend of how they rescued their deposed queen from slavery in Brazil.
This "untouchable" woman ended decades of abuse by starting a bandit gang and avenging the lower castes. After some time in prison, she got out, ran for parliament, and won.
Jeanne de Clisson
When her husband was unjustly executed, this French noblewoman-turned-pirate became the terror of France.
When a monster demanded teenage girl sacrifice, Li Chi saved herself, and was crowned princess for her troubles.
An unbeatable warrior princess who just wanted to have kids - and founded a new nation in her quest to…
When this princess had her life ruined by an unstoppable warrior, she: became a fervent ascetic for years and got a divine boon; killed herself to reincarnate faster; came back as a man; and killed the man who'd wronged her, in the stunning climax of the world's longest epic poem.
As an old woman, led an incredibly successful rebellion against British colonialism, known as The War of the Golden Stool,…
Massively educated princess who started all-female gang of itinerant teachers, who would roam the land and educate unsuspecting passersby.
Abandoned and imprisoned, this real-life Amazon took back the life she had stolen away.
This Sikh warrior saint led 40 deserters back into battle and in so doing, possibly saved her entire religion from extinction.
When a neighboring tribe threatened the Yoruba, this queen went undercover as a spy to find their weakness.
A clever woman who rose from obscurity to become a political force, playing nations against each other to protect her people.
Muslim sultan who took the throne, defeated Louis IX in battle, ransomed him back to France for 30% of their GDP --- and did it all in secret.
This amateur dancer escaped a life of abuse by pretending to be an Indonesian princess - and eventually became a victim of the maniacal world of espionage.
One of the most infamous libertines of the Renaissance, she cavorted all over Europe to flee her abusive marriage, lived…