Markham: Penguin Books, 1990. Soft Cover. 8vo. Fine. Item #006998
Soft cover. xiii, 383 pp.  pp. B&W photos. Some discolouration to head of front cover, else fine. In this lively and panoramic work of history Lady Antonia Fraser looks at women who led armies and empires. Here are Boadicea, the Celtic chieftain who led a bloody uprising against Roman rule in the first century A.D...Cleopatra, who relied less on sexual guile than on political acumen...the grimly devout Isabella of Spain...the majestic and murderous Jinga Mbandi, who became the bane of Portuguese colonists in seventeenth-century Angola. Here too are the modern "iron ladies": Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, and Golda Meir, who have inherited and sometimes shrewdly manipulated the myths adhering to their predecessors.