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Forgotten Figures: Zenobia

Of all of the people to cross paths (and swords) with the Romans during their thousand year empire, Zenobia of Palmyra in particular stands out.  She has long been overshadowed by the more famous women who took on Rome: Cleopatra and Boadicea.  2,837 more words



Aethelburh was Queen of Wessex in the early eighth century in modern day England.

Not much is known about Aethelburh’s early life, but she is identified as the wife of Ine, who was King of Wessex from 688—726 CE. 393 more words