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The reluctant royal who became the Maori's greatest leader.
A clever woman who rose from obscurity to become a political force, playing nations against each other to protect her people.
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America had Al Capone. Sydney had Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine - who *hated* each other.
Possibly the most prolific female serial killer in history, a primary inspiration for Dracula, one of the most reviled women in history, and, I argue, innocent.
Born in a prison cell, this revolutionary financed and led a large chunk of Greece's navy to victory in their fight for independence.
Massively educated princess who started all-female gang of itinerant teachers, who would roam the land and educate unsuspecting passersby.
When her husband was killed by conquistadors, this native Chilean showed the Spanish what "fight like a woman" really means.
When an unrequited admirer began threatening her, this early fresco painter became one of history's first warrior artists.
When this Spanish merchant went out to pick cabbages, she stumbled upon an unusual kind of pest: a French knight.