From Ancient Egypt to 1500—Hatshepsut to Isabella I
Women have been influential from the earliest times of history. Around 3,500 years ago, Hatshepsut became an Egyptian pharaoh, something few women accomplished. Her reign was largely peaceful and productive, and she attained a high level of power. Isabella the Catholic was queen of the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon. Together with her husband Ferdinand II, Isabella I was responsible for uniting the country of Spain and initiating the beginning of a new empire in North America. Readers are sure to be amazed at the accomplishments of Hatshepsut, Isabella I, and the many other historic figures within this volume.