Born to Rule!

In honor of Women's History Month check out some of these titles about female rulers throughout history:

Born to rule: five reigning consorts, granddaughters of Queen Victoria: Maud of Norway, Sophie of Greece, Alexandra of Russia, Marie of Romania, and Victoria Eugenie of Spain by Julie Gelardi


Elizabeth and Mary: cousins, rivals, queens by Jane Dunn





Female pharaohs [videodisc] by Discovery Communications





Five empresses: court life in eighteenth-century Russia by Evgenii V. Anisimov ; translated by Kathleen Carroll


Livia, Empress of Rome: a biography by Matthew Dennison





Maharanis: the extraordinary tale of four Indian queens and their journey from purdah to parliament by Lucy Moore


She-wolves: the women who ruled England before Elizabeth by Helen Castor





Sister queens: the noble, tragic lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile by Julia Fox





The sisters who would be queen: Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey: a Tudor tragedy by Leanda de Lisle





Terrible tsarinas: five Russian women in power by Henri Troyat ; translated by Andrea Lyn Secara





Theodora: empress of Byzantium by Paolo Cesaretti ; translated from the Italian by Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia


Victoria's daughters by Jerrold M. Packard





The warrior queens by Antonia Fraser





Women in purple: rulers of medieval Byzantium by Judith Herrin