The year is 2018 and girl power is in full swing. Thanks to movements like #METOO, there’s been an added emphasis on women’s rights. We all know that females are fierce, but it’s not just a 20th-century thing.
Women have been trailblazing since the dawn of time, even in eras where they were considered to be the weaker sex. Join us as we take a look at some of the baddest babes in history – you won’t want to miss these incredible warrior queens.
Tamar of Georgia
Photo via Vardzia Monastery/Wikipedia
You know a Queen is a true warrior when she’s appointed ruler while the King is still alive. Tamar the Great reigned as the Queen of Georgia from 1184 to 1213, making her the first female ruler of her people. Her father, King Giorgi III, had so much confidence in his daughter’s abilities that he declared her co-ruler and heir apparent to stop there from being any dispute after his death.
Not only was Tamar a fierce force to be reckoned with, but she was also actively involved in the military, acting as commander of her army. Under her watchful eye, her kingdom flourished in every way possible. The great leader passed away in her early fifties due to an unnamed, devastating disease. Needless to say, her legend lived on.