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Bathild – c.626 – 680 – Burgundy and Neustria

Of uncertain origins, Bathild’s curious life appears to have begun in East Anglia, Britain, where she possibly born into a noble family. Whatever the circumstances of her upbringing, she was at some point uprooted and sold into slavery – possibly as a result of the war for the throne of East Anglia. 306 more words

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Wu Zetian 武則天 – 624 – 705 – Chang’an, China

The word ‘formidable’ has been used to describe a number of consorts (wives of kings or emperors) throughout history, from Egyptian queen mother Tiye to… 681 more words

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Eanswith – c.614 – c.640 – Kent, England

Eanswith (sometimes Eanswythe or Eanswide) was an Anglo Saxon princess who founded the first nunnery in England.

She was the granddaughter of Bertha of Kent… 194 more words

Christianity

Chen Shuozhen 陳碩真 – d. 653 – Muzhou, China

China is no stranger to women warriors, but while Fu Hao, Mother Lü, Yuenü, and Princess Pingyang were all rabble rousers from noble houses, Chen Shuozhen came from more humble origins. 210 more words

Warfare

636 - The Battle of Yarmouk

15 August

The Battle of Yarmouk was a major battle between the army of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire) and the Muslim Arab forces of the Rashidun Caliphate. 208 more words

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Princess Pingyang 平陽公主 – 598 – 623 – China

By single-handedly amassing an army of 70,000, Princess Pingyang was a key player in the destruction of the Sui dynasty and the foundation of the Tang dynasty – a golden age for… 413 more words

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Mayan Tomb discovered in Belize, largest in a Century

Excavations at a Mayan ruins of Xunantunich in Western Belize have led to the discovery of the largest Mayan tomb in the region in a century. 121 more words

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