Collection: Vikings >
Sigrid the HaughtyWhen some scrubs hit on her, she burnt them alive. When a king slapped her across the face, she obliterated his kingdom. Sigrid the Haughty was not to be messed with.
Freydís EiríksdóttirWhen attacked by Native Americans, this pregnant viking bared her chest, brandished a sword, and took them on by herself. And she won.
AlfhildViking princess who decided she'd rather be a pirate than get married.
Collection: Saints >
Tamar of GeorgiaSaint, sovereign, and fiercely independent woman, she quashed two rebellions from her ex-husband, expanded her nation's borders, and ushered in a golden age.
Mai BhagoThis Sikh warrior saint led 40 deserters back into battle and in so doing, possibly saved her entire religion from extinction.
Pope JoanThis pope was largely assumed to be male until she gave birth in the midst of a procession - and largely assumed to be factual until the 13th century.
Collection: Politicians >