Collection: Rebels >
Mother LuWhen a government magistrate unjustly killed her son, this unassuming middle-aged wife spent years raising an army to topple that same government.
Juana Azurduy de PadillaThis revolutionary (and mother of five) should have been the namesake of Bolivia - and that's the opinion of Simon Bolivar, the actual namesake of Bolivia!
AmanirenasWhen Rome set its eyes on her country, this one-eyed queen fought them tooth and nail, until they left her alone.
Collection: Nuns >
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.
Sor Juana Inés de La CruzThis brilliant poet rose from illegitimacy and poverty to become one of the luminaries of her age - until she flew too close to the sun.
Catalina de ErausoAfter escaping from a convent, this swashbuckler had the strength to chase her dreams: which were apparently to drink, fight, and womanize.
Collection: Pirates >