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Female Warriors, Vol. I (of 2) by Ellen C. Clayton

FEMALE WARRIORS.

FEMALE WARRIORS.

MEMORIALS OF

_FEMALE VALOUR AND HEROISM, FROM THE MYTHOLOGICAL AGES TO THE PRESENT ERA._

BY ELLEN C. CLAYTON (_MRS. NEEDHAM_),

AUTHOR OF "QUEENS OF SONG," "ENGLISH FEMALE ARTISTS," ETC.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON: TINSLEY BROTHERS, 8, CATHERINE STREET, STRAND. 1879. [_All Rights Reserved._]

PRINTED BY TAYLOR AND CO., 10, LITTLE QUEEN STREET, LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS.

THIS SHORT RECORD IS Dedicated,

IN TOKEN OF AFFECTION AND ESTEEM,

TO MADAME RONNIGER.

CONTENTS.

Page CHAPTER I.

Mythology--Warlike Goddesses--The Amazons--The Sarmatians--The Machlyes and Auses--The Zaveces--More Modern Tribes of Amazons in Asia and Africa 1

CHAPTER II.

Semiramis, Queen of Assyria--Harpalyce, daughter of Lycurgus, King of Thrace--Atalanta (Argonautic Expedition)--Camilla, Queen of the Volscians--Tomyris, Queen of the Massagetae--Telesilla the Poetess--The Two Artemisias (I. and II.) Queens of Caria--Mania, Governess of AEolia--Cratesipolis of Sicyon--Arsinoe, Queen of Egypt 24

CHAPTER III.

Hypsicrates, Queen of Mithridates the Great--Cleopatra--Candace, Queen of Ethiopia--Boadicea and her Daughters--Ancient British, Caledonian, and German Female Warriors--Combats of Roman Ladies--Nero's Amazons--Victoria, Empress of the West--Zenobia, Queen of the East--Empress Hunila, and other Gothic Amazons--Mavia, Queen of Pharan--Pharandsem, Queen of Armenia 47

CHAPTER IV.

THE ARABS.

Henda, Wife of Abu Sofian, an Arab Chief--Forka, an Arabian Lady--Woman of Yemaumah--Arab and Greek Heroines at the Siege of Damascus--Khaullah--Prefect of Tripoli's Daughter--Ayesha, Widow of the Prophet--Cahina the Sorceress, Queen of the Berbers--Saidet, Queen of Persia--Turkhan-Khatun, Sultana of Kharezme--Hadee'yah, title of a Maiden who precedes the Bedouin Arabs in battle at the present day 75

CHAPTER V.

Libyssa and Valasca, Queens of Bohemia--Wanda, Queen of Poland--Moors in Spain--Women of Tudmir--Female Knights of Tortosa--Alleged Origin of the word "Infantry"--Queen Carcas--Elfrida, Daughter of Alfred the Great--Igor, Grand Duchess of Russia--Richilda, Countess of Hainault 90


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