Warrior Queens

Warrior Queens

by Antonia Fraser

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In this panoramic work of history, Lady Antonia Fraser looks at women who led armies and empires: Cleopatra, Isabella of Spain, Jinga Mbandi, Margaret Thatcher, and Indira Gandhi, among others.

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ISBN-13: 9780804152693
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/30/2014
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,009,410
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Antonia Fraser is the author of many internationally bestselling historical works, including Love and Louis XIVMary Queen of Scots, and Marie Antoinette, which was made into a film by Sofia Coppola. She is also the author of two memoirs, Must You Go? and My History. She has received the Wolfson History Prize, the 2000 Norton Medlicott Medal from Britain's Historical Association, and the Enid McLeod Franco-British Society Literary Prize. Fraser was made a Dame for services to literature in 2011.

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Warrior Queens 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a good read and packed with information! You just want to go back in time and fight right along side these amazing women! All I gotta say is, YOU GO GIRLS!!!
amandacb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An informative overview of powerful, influential warrior queens throughout the ages. Fraser does not shy away from presenting information in a pedantic light, so it may not be the most exciting bedtime reading; however, certain chapters, such as Boudicea and the Amazons, are exciting enough in their own right.
maunder on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fraser examines an interesting list of women down through the ages who have led their nations especially but not always in time of war. She refers to stereotypical roles such as the "appendage" model or the "voracity" model to seek to explain how the subject under examination was or wasn't successful in leading their subjects. She refers to the male dominated age in which we live and also to a pre-historic age in which matriarchal societies were the norm. Occasionally the narrative is marred by sentences interrupted by asides which would be better footnoted.
athenaeum135 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A must for anyone studying martial women, and those interested in women's studies or military history.
kherrington on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An interesting history book, focusing mostly on European female rulers/leaders, beginning with Boadicea, a Celt, and ending with Margaret Thatcher. The overall affect of the book is kind of depressing in light of the repeated misogyny of these women, misogyny that still goes on today. I thought the book would have been more readable and more enjoyable if Fraser hadn't been so adamant about so explicitly linking all of the women with their predecessors. The constant references to the past do work to show a pattern of behavior and ideas, but it also makes the book too repetitive in places.
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