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Cross-dressing Queen of Thieves who flouted social norms and had plays written about her.
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Widowed young queen who led a fearsome rebellion against the British with her child tied to her back.
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When she came face-to-face with a great monster, this mother saved her child and herself through bravery, quick thinking, and great culinary skills.
The greatest ruler of Yemeni history, she defeated her numerous foes to usher the country into its golden age.
When her brother of this fairytale princess decided to marry her, she warded him off by cutting off her own hands. Then she gave birth to a dog. It got weirder after that.