Used Book – The Warrior Queens: The Legends and the Lives of the Women Who Have Led Their Nations in War by Antonia Fraser. 385 pages. Paperback. No writing in the interior. Edges are a little warn.
Antonia Fraser’s Warrior Queens are those women who have both ruled and led in war. They include Catherine the Great, Elizabeth I, Isabella of Spain, the Rani of Jhansi, and the formidable Queen Jinga of Angola. With Boadicea as the definitive example, her female champions from other ages and civilizations make a fascinating and awesome assembly. Yet if Boadicea’s apocryphal chariot has ensured her place in history, what are the myths that surround the others? And how different are the democratically elected if less regal warrior queens of our time: Indira Gandhi and Golda Meir? This book is much more than a biographical selection.