• Jennifer Diane Wright

    Tamar was a great pick!
    I’m guessing next weeks RP is Isabelle Eberhard

  • Tony

    Isabella Eberhard for next week entry?

  • Silver Lady

    Is Maria Madalena (Christ´s wife) for next week entry? I read she spent her last years in the desert.

  • Deryn Harris

    Grasping a sword by the blade? Ouch…

  • Jason Porath

    It’s the scabbard…

  • Pauline

    Fascinating woman! I love the picture too!

  • Tammy

    OMG, a georgian woman on rejected princesses *.* i think i cried a little with tears of joy seeing this enrty :) thank you for choosing her!

  • Rachel Iverson

    Christ, as in Jesus Christ?

  • Michèle-Renée Charbonneau

    Awesome!

  • Pokkuru

    “Pretty much his first move after the wedding was to start warring against neighboring Muslims for little to no apparent reason”

    Might want to remove those PC spectacles. His raids against the Seljuks of Rum was hardly for “no apparent reason.” If you knew your history, you would understand that it was because that was Christian land occupied by Turkic muslims—the actual invaders.

  • Jason Porath

    Hello! Thanks for the information. Could you provide a source so I could read up on it before amending the post? As I’m sure you can understand, I’m writing about people of every time period and every culture throughout human civilization, so I am bound to make mistakes. Most of the sources I read on Tamar did not give any rationale for her husband’s warring.

  • Giorgi Chachua

    How was she rejected? she’s literally the second greatest rulers of Georgia. by the way, most of the essential fighting was done by David Soslan, not by Queen Tamar.

  • Jason Porath

    For a discussion on why the word “rejected”, see here: http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/blog/why-rejected-princesses

    Do you have a source I could look at for more info on David Soslan’s role? Thank you!

  • Giorgi Chachua

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shamkor

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Basian

    In the Medieval sources, it is stated that Queen Tamar was building the empire while Soslan was doing what she couldn’t i.a “Wage wars, lead troops etc”

    David Soslan played an essential role in the Iran expedition and all of the battles were fought by him.

  • Jason Porath

    Thanks for the heads up! You’re hitting me just as I’m heading out of town for a bit (and am slammed with work besides), but I hope to take a look soon.