Warriors

Khawlah bint al-Azwar

Khawlah bint al-Azwar

Name: Khawlah bint al-Azwar Date: 7th Century Born in:  Arabia (modern-day Saudi Arabia) Battlefield: dressed in black armor Trained in: Martial Arts Fought Against: Heraclius the Byzantine Note: “She was described as “a tall knight muffled in black and fighting with ferocious courage””  [Read More] Books: Bachay, Judith Barr, and Rául Fernández-Calienes. 2007. Women Moving Forward. Volume […]

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Lalla Fadhma N’Soumer

Lalla Fadhma N’Soumer

  Books: Ilahiane, Hsain. 2006. Historical Dictionary of the Berbers (Imazighen). Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press. Websites: Historical Figures: Lalla Fatma N’Soumer – Amazigh World.org  Lalla Fadhma N’Soumer-Algerian Resistance Leader – Mosaic of Muslim Women Lalla Fadhma N’Soumer – Wikipedia    

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Queen Tomyris

Queen Tomyris

Books: De Pauw, Linda Grant. 1998. Battle Cries and Lullabies: Women in War from Prehistory to the Present. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. Jackson, Guida Myrl. 1999. Women Rulers Throughout the Ages: An Illustrated Guide. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO. Herodotus, Robert B. Strassler, and Andrea L. Purvis. 2009. The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories. New York: […]

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Priestess Chrysame

Priestess Chrysame

Name: Priestess Chrysame Also known as: The Priestess of Hecate Enodia (or The Priestess of Diana Trivia) Date: About 1000 BC. Nationality: Thessalian Location: Thessaly Notoriety: Bio-weapon Note: She was not a warrior, but she provided the bio-weapon (similar to mad-cow disease) that was used to kill entire legion of invaders. Articles: Clack, Brain. The Witches of Thessaly. […]

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Nakano Takeko

Nakano Takeko

Books: Wollock, Jennifer G. 2011. Rethinking chivalry and courtly love. Santa Barbara, Calif: Praeger. Websites: Nakano Takeko – Badassladiesofhistory Nakano Takeko – Asian History About Nakano Takeko – The Female Soldier Nakano Takeko, 1847-1868: Last of the Samurai – A History Blog Role of the warrior – Medieval Japan Nakano Takeko – Wikipedia  Videos: The […]

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