Women Who Ruled

Author(s): Claudia Gold, MD


The number of women who have ruled as queens or empresses, or governed as presidents or prime ministers, remains but a small subset of the total of those who have attained ultimate political power. But this elite group of women, who - through dynastic succession, democratic election or other means - have reached the heights of political and ceremonial leadership, includes some of the most influential and charismatic figures of world history. Women Who Ruled paints vivid portraits of the lives of 50 extraordinary women who have held positions of executive or ceremonial power throughout history, from the Queen of Sheba to Margaret Thatcher. Each biographical profile sets its subject clearly in the culture and context of its time, enabling author Claudia Gold not only to tell the stories of 50 courageous and fiercely independent women, but also to provide a fascinating and informative alternative social history of the last 3,500 years.


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Claudia Gold holds a Masters degree in medieval history. She has researched and written for a number of TV documentaries. Queen, Empress, Concubine and The King's Mistress are both published by Quercus. She lives in London with her husband and their two children.

General Fields

  • : 9781784290863
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : March 2015
  • : April 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Claudia Gold, MD
  • : Paperback
  • : 415
  • : 336