Queens: Women Who Ruled, from Ancient Egypt to Buckingham Palace
This tiny yet majestic volume introduces some 250 queens from around the world--those who inherited the throne by birth or marriage, or who seized it for themselves. It begins with queens of the ancient world and ends with those ruling today, encompassing both household names, like Cleopatra VII and Elizabeth I, and those who deserve to be better known, like Margaret I and Nzinga. Each queen is represented by her portrait--painted, carved, engraved, or photographed--and an interesting fact about her reign. This Tiny Folio(TM) will be the perfect gift for the powerful women in your life.