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History Magazine

How Much Do You Know About These Women Who Ruled?

A one-eyed queen standing up to an empire. A rebel warrior riding an elephant into battle. Can you name ancient history's most fearsome queens?

Ancient history is full of fierce queens, women unafraid to rally the troops and lead the people.

They vanquished rivals, conquered new territory, and presided over huge swaths of land. Though outnumbered by their male counterparts, these women's legacies have stood the test of time, making them legendary leaders and national heroes.

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