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The Night Witches
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Isabella of France
After years of neglect and abuse from her husband, this queen raised an army and took over England for herself.
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When the true king of the Scots came to reclaim the throne, this spirited woman went up against her husband to back her chosen sovereign.
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The Valiant Ladies of Potosi
Eustaquia de Souza and Ana Lezama de Urinza, two sword-and-gun-toting lesbian teen vigilantes - 17th century Bolivia's answer to Batman.
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