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Old 06-25-2013, 10:07 PM
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I agree with Ovcatto when it comes to Liz One.

However, I have always been fascinated by Catherine of Aragon.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:32 PM
 
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I have always been fascinated by Catherine of Aragon.
Now there is a big surprise.

Yes Katharine was one serious woman and Queen Consorts but her mark on history was more of about the events following her removal from power than what she did when she held it. It would be her divorce that would cause a seismic shift in the direction of Europe and the world. And of course without the divorce there would have been no Elizabeth Regina.


So getting back to Elizabeth R, as a young teenager Elizabeth had the wit and wisdom to avoid the fate of her mother on two separate occasions, first her association with Edward Seymour and then under the reign of her sister whose Catholic followers tried their best to rid England of the Protestant bastard child of Henry.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:42 PM
 
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Margaret Thatcher. The longest serving PM in the UK's history as a woman. Polarizing; however, she never backed down from her ideals and her thoughts for the country. Of course, many persons disagree with me, however she never did things for herself and always put the UK first. Even today, after her death, she is still loved and hated by many.

I, of course love her, because of her conservative viewpoints and the fact she made people take care of themselves, instead of depending upon the government.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:04 AM
 
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When it comes to the most fascinating women in history , all the ones who were either good ,plain or dowdy seem to disappear , its the strong, cruel , beautiful who seem to remain.

Boadacea or Boudicca... Celtic Warrior Queen.

In our own time.. Queen Elizabeth11.. who has done more to turn around Great Britains Royalty with all her hard work , determination, duty and unwavering commitment to being our Queen. A wonderful woman who will be hard to follow..
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:16 AM
 
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Jean D'Arc, the Maid of Orleans. Joan's is a most fascinating story with a teenage girl leading the defeated French Army to miraculous victories over the English. Imagine an illiterate teenage farm girl going to Obama and saying "God sent me to lead the US military to victory in Afghanistan", and Obama giving her command, and her succeeding. That's comparable to what happened in the 100 Years War. How she was betrayed by the ungrateful King she saved and how the corrupt church had her burned at the stake is an incredible saga. Her courage and faithfullness to her Lord Jesus has been an inspiration to me all these centuries later. I made a small pilgrimage to her birth place in Domremy, France, and prayed in the same small church where she had prayed and asked for some of that courage in my life.

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Old 06-26-2013, 06:42 AM
 
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Any man that doesn't say, "My Wife!" is a Bachelor, or may wish he was if his wife sees his post!

PS. My answer is clearly, my wife!
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:08 AM
 
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Boadacea or Boudicca... Celtic Warrior Queen.
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Jean D'Arc, the Maid of Orleans.
Both are serious contenders
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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I have always been fascinated by the story of Isabella I of Castille. Although her religious beliefs are quite dated, she was very infleuential in the rise of Europe in the 16th Century.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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It is interesting that most of the serious contenders were all omnipotent women who made history in a period where women's rights were non-existent.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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It is interesting that most of the serious contenders were all omnipotent women who made history in a period where women's rights were non-existent.
I think that makes sense. The women you reference above made their marks during times when it was unusual for a woman to stand out. In more recent times there is a great deal more competition, a much more crowded field of candidates. During Joan's time, if there had also been a Maid of Paris, a Maid of Nice, a Maid of Calais and so forth, then Joan would have been one among a multitude and thus less distinguished.
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