Collection: Politicians >
Olympias of MacedonThe much-maligned woman fought tooth and nail to position her son, Alexander, to become "the Great" - and herself in the process.
BoudicaThis legendary warrior queen 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.
AmarideviTo ensnare the scheming ministers who were ruining her life, this princess used guile, cunning, and a sophisticated knowledge of civil engineering.
Collection: Artists >
Julie d’AubignySword-slinging, opera-singing bisexual rock star of the 17th century - who burnt down a convent to romance a nun and had to be pardoned by the king of France TWICE.
Sarah BiffinBorn without arms or legs, this artist learned to write, sew, and paint with her mouth - and came to work for kings and queens.
Noor Inayat KhanPacifist Indian princess who gave up everything of herself to hold the line in occupied Paris during World War 2.
Collection: Africans >