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In the case of entries that give more than one title, the additional title will distinguish that ruler from other women in history with similar names, designate either a title different from that which the ruler held while r uling or a title tha t was not the usual one held by a ruler of that particular place, or clarify for the reader the type of title used in a cer tain time and place. Such a history could not solely be compiled from original research of primary sources in their hundreds of languages; it must rather be gathered from secondary sources, from the works of others from many cultures.

On the one hand, Joan of Arc, certainly a leader, did not pr eside from a recognized seat of government and would not be ter med a r uler. On the other hand,Trieu Au, another leader who did not preside from any recognized seat of go vernment, is included because she clearl y r uled over the Vietnamese hill people whom she led into ba ttle, who had no other r uler. Far more open to contr oversy is my inclusion of cer tain women behind the thr one, such as Diane de P oitiers, and exclusion of other s like Marie Antoinette and Eva Perón, both of whom no doubt influenced history to a greater degree.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1940, 1980. pp. 182–183. Aelfwyn Queen of Mercia (918–919) The daughter of Aethelred II, who ruled from 879 to 911, and Queen Aethelflaed, who ruled following his death until 918,Aelfwyn briefly ascended to the throne upon her mother’s death. She was deposed in 919 when Mercia was annexed to West Saxony. References Morby, John. Dynasties of the World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. p. 66. Aethelflaed Queen of Mercia (ca. 910–918) Mercia w as an Anglo-Saxon kingdom loca ted in central England.

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