Isabella of France
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Sigrid the Haughty
When 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.
When her rebel husband was imprisoned, she continued the movement - by holding a castle under siege for three long, lonely years.
She traded a life of privilege for one spent fighting for justice on both literal and political battlefields so tirelessly that even exiling her five times couldn't keep her down.
When Rome set its eyes on her country, this one-eyed queen fought them tooth and nail, until they left her alone.
100 years before Lawrence of Arabia, this British woman traveled the Middle East by herself, surviving shipwrecks, plagues, and Bedouin attacks in the process.
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