Lacey Lynne Rowell

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Fredegund: Assassination-obsessed Queen

Here is the most cartoonishly evil woman I have ever come across: Fredegund. This woman was a 6th-century Merovingian queen consort with a penchant …

Notre Dame

Corn Maiden: Native American Maize Goddess

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you undoubtedly one of the strangest Rejected Princesses: Corn Maiden, mythological Native American figure.<p>Corn …

Native Americans

Beloved: Ghost of the Chokecherry Tree

If you aren’t American, there’s a fair likelihood you’ve never heard of the next Rejected Princess: Beloved, from Toni Morrison’s novel of the same …

Margaret Hamilton: Lead software designer, Apollo missions

Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer, Project Apollo — Medium<p>This is a great photo I just ran across on the internets. It said it was “Margaret …

Apollo Missions

Tsuruhime Ohori: The Savior of Omishima Island

Tsuruhime Ohori (大祝鶴姫1) had to take charge from an early age. At 16, with her priest father dying from illness and her older brothers killed by …

Martial Arts

Catalina de Erauso: The Lieutenant Nun

You know you’re in for a bumpy ride when you pick up an autobiography only to find that the author kills someone in a bar fight roughly every 5-6 …

Native Americans

Viśpálā: Warrior Queen of the Rig Veda

You know you’ve gone into pretty obscure history when nobody is sure if you’re talking about a queen or a horse. Such is the case with Viśpálā (aka …

Truganini: The most famous native Tasmanian of all time

(this isn’t going to be a happy, flippant-toned entry. If you’re sensitive to racial violence, abuse, or rape, you might want to skip this story – …

Australia

Tamar of Georgia: Holy Righteous King of Georgia

The entry available in book form! More info here!<p>“One knows a lion by its claws and Tamar by her actions.”<p>Although it may not seem so, this charming …

Divorce

Isabelle Eberhardt: The Undefinable Adventurer

You know you’re writing about someone special when the main picture of her available is of her at age 18, in male sailor’s uniform, wearing a hat …

Thákane: Dragon-slaying South African Princess

Did you know African folklore had dragons? I didn’t. Nor did I know it had dragon-slaying princesses.<p>Then I read the tale of Thákane.<p>Thákane was the …

Southern Africa

Mahendradatta: The Widow Queen of Indonesia

You know you’ve done something right when you’re posthumously deified as the embodiment of all evil.<p>Such is the dubious afterlife achievement of …

Asia

Eréndira: How to Train Your Horse

Say aliens invade your city, riding huge, strange beasts. After much effort, you and your buddies manage to kill a bunch of aliens, but one of the …

Native Americans

Li Chi: The Serpent Slayer

Li Chi’s story starts out in the same way as many myths. A monstrous beast — in this case a serpent — moves to the outskirts of town and starts …

Annie Jump Cannon: The Queen of Modern Astronomy

The entry available in book form! More info here!<p>Annie Jump Cannon’s middle-class Victorian-era biography could have easily gone something like …

Civil Rights

Nia Ngao Zhua Pa: Paragon of Hmong Femininity

The legend of Nia Ngao Zhua Pa is supposed to serve as a code of conduct for Hmong girls, providing a story of a “good girl” versus a “bad girl.”<p>The …

Codes of Conduct

Riina: Boomerang-wielding Ghost Hunter

Once upon a time in the Solomon Islands, two women were having a Very Bad Day. How bad, you ask? Well, they’d been kidnapped by two ghosts. These …

Kidnapping

Banu Goshasp: The Heroine Ancient Iran Wanted

The mythology of ancient Iran comes across, to some extent, like (really) old-school superhero movies. Each of the characters has solo adventures, …

Middle East

Manuela Sáenz: The Liberator of the Liberator

In the early 1800s, Simón “The Liberator” Bolívar came barreling through South America, liberating (or conquering, depending who you ask) territories …

Sigrid the Haughty: The Queen Who Gave Her Suitors Epic Burns

Sigrid the Haughty earned her name. She earned it hard.<p>A phenomenally clever woman of the Viking era, Sigrid had worked herself into a comfy place in …

Sarraounia: The Sorceress Queen of the Azna

At the closing of the 1800s, France had some of its all-time worst ambassadors plowing through Africa. Paul Voulet and Julien Chanoine, of the …

Zelia Nuttall: The Queen of Mexican Archaeology

The entry available in book form! More info here!<p>Zelia Nuttall did not suffer fools.<p>One of the first — and most important — Mexican archaeologists, …

Sonya Golden Hand: Russia's Princess of Crime

It’s telling that even after police captured the infamous Russian thief Sofia Blyuvshtein (better known as Sonya Golden Hand1), nobody was 100% sure …

Ida Laura Pfeiffer: The Travelogue Queen

The entry available in book form! More info here!<p>Ida Pfeiffer’s dad probably didn’t intend for his despotic parentage to lead his daughter to hang …

Nana Miriam: The Shaman Who Hurled Hippos

Many, many ages ago, in a time no one could actually pin down for you, the Soroko people of Niger had a problem. Every year, just as they were about …

Princess Pyeonggang: The Weeping Princess

Let’s face one of the uncomfortable truths of the world: sometimes kids can be insufferable little turdblossoms. If you’ve got such a tot, what are …

Constance Markievicz: The Countess Who Rebelled

Dublin, 1916. Several British officers were, as was tradition when occupying territories less than friendly with Britain, blithely enjoying lunch …

Pingyang: The Princess Who Toppled a Dynasty

Back in the 600s, China was under the rule of a real dickbiscuit named Yangdi. This guy made so many jackhole moves it’s downright impressive:<p>He …

Amaridevi: The princess who engineered her own victory

A long time ago, in the kingdom of Kampuchea (Cambodia), there was a princess named Amaridevi. As is standard for such folk tales, she was, as the …

Asia