Cleopatra was a Greek ruler of Egypt. This fierce queen actually married her brother according to the custom of the time, but she went on to have flings and affairs here and there. It was her affinity for men in positions of power that made her the legendary ruler that she is today. Two of those men were Caesar and Mark Anthony. Believe it or not, it was her large nose that was considered a symbol of power back then, and she’s still held as a beauty icon hundreds of years later, even though small button noses have become the beauty standard.
After British Queen Boudica’s husband died, she was flogged, and her daughters were raped. Boudica led an army in revolt and defeated the high and mighty Roman forces. Her bravery caused the Romans to write about her back when written records were not the norm for the British. That’s why she’s still known widely in the UK to this day, nearly two thousand years later.