Little girls and their princess fascinations…it’s bound to happen. Your daughter or niece becomes completely obsessed with those blinged-out, spoiled, little darlings and you’re stuck with the monotony of it all. Well, thanks to a mom who decided she wanted her daughter to know about real princesses with a bit more gusto and drive than your average damsel in distress, I went on the hunt and tracked down exactly what she needed.
I present to you in all its grandeur the Thinking Girl’s Guide to Real Princesses:
Nur Jahan of India– An efficient and effective ruler who brought in trade and the arts to her beloved India.
Qutlugh Terkan Khatun of Kirman– Stolen for her beauty on more than one occasion she meets a prince and rules the kingdom with him and after his death.
Sorghaghtani of Mongolia– Took lands ruined by war and made them thrive, while winning over the people and the throne for her sons.
Artemisia of Caria– A sailor princess who fought in the Persian War, she gave her husband, Xerxes, advice that saved his men.
Hatshepsut of Egypt– The princess who declared herself Pharaoh and in doing so brought richness and prosperity to her land.
Isabella of Castile– The story of Isabella and Ferdinand, the man who had to agree to be equal partners with his future bride in order to win her heart.
Sacajawea of the Shoshone– Kidnapped early in her life, she traveled with and guided the men who would help define this nation.
Also, check out the Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Dastardly Dames!