Collection: Mothers >
Mary PattenWhen her husband became deathly ill, this pregnant teen took the reins to become America's first female boat commander - all while fighting off a mutiny and keeping her husband alive.
SitaAfter being saved from demonic forces, this legendary Indian princess is then subjected to endless purity tests by her own husband. She eventually puts an end to his questions in a manner that surprised everyone.
AmanirenasWhen Rome set its eyes on her country, this one-eyed queen fought them tooth and nail, until they left her alone.
Collection: Samurai >
Takeko NakanoWhen the end of an era was at hand, this samurai woman refused to go gently.
Tsuruhime OhoriWhen invaders threatened her island home, she declared herself a living god, raised an army, and fought them tooth, nail, and occasional grenade.
Masako HojoWhen her shogun husband cheated on her, she raised an army and destroyed the other woman's house. Later she deposed her incompetent son to become the first nun to rule Japan.
Collection: Artists >