In a world full of princesses Be a firefighter Shirt



In a world full of princesses Be a firefighter Shirt Wikimedia CommonsPrincess Joan of Kent\’s marital history is notoriously tricky to unwind; she secretly married a knight at age 12, then was married by her family (against her will) to the Earl of Salisbury a year later. The husbands fought over that for decades until the Pope himself declared the knight, Thomas Holland, her true spouse. When Holland died, Joan was a controversial widow with four children, but that didn\’t stop Edward, the “Black Prince” of Wales, from pursuing her. They married in 1361 with the blessings of the Pope, who had to personally give permission for the wedding to take place because they were closely related. What\’s more, Princess Joan was the first woman in the royal family to be bestowed the title Princess of Wales — a title later shared by Princess Diana.Wikimedia CommonsTruganini was a member of the Tasmanian Palawa people, and the the daughter of a tribal elder. When Australia was being colonized in the 19th century, Truganini formed an alliance with a settler, George Augustus Robinson, who had been tasked with convincing the Palawa to move to a neighboring island to escape the violence of colonization, where they were later imprisoned. Truganini is remembered for leading her people through this era with courage and strength. In a world full of princesses Be a firefighter Shirt  Wikimedia CommonsMirabai was not only a princess in 16th-century India, but also a highly feminist poet, and later, a literal saint. Mirabai refused to consummate her marriage to a prince because of her devotion to the god Krishna, and after her husband\’s death, refused to take on the traditional role and garb of a widow and worshiped Krishna openly. Apparently — and quite a lot of Mirabai\’s life has become legend, so take some bits of this with a grain of salt — her family was highly displeased by this and attempted to kill her on numerous occasions, but she became a wandering holy woman and a bhakti saint, and never returned to her aristocratic home. In a world full of princesses Be a firefighter Shirt Wikimedia CommonsIf anybody exemplifies the fact that not all princesses are heroines, it\’s Agrippina the Younger. The wife (and niece) of Claudius, and mother of Roman emperor Nero, she led a life of intrigue. She was exiled as a teenager for plotting against the Emperor Caligula, convinced Claudius, her second husband, to recognize her son Nero as heir over his own child, and made constant political moves to get Nero onto the throne, including possibly poisoning Claudius herself. Nero would eventually put her to death, following one thwarted assassination attempt (he put her in a sinking boat, but she swam to shore) with a successful one.French Ministry of Culture/Wikimedia CommonsIf anybody on this list sounds like fun, it\’s the Princesse de Caraman-Chimay. Born Clara Ward in Detroit to millionaire parents, she would become a princess through marriage to a Belgian noble, Prince Joseph de Caraman-Chimay, when she was still a teenager. But the princess would rapidly attract scandal; King Leopold II of Belgium was allegedly so attracted to her that she had to leave his court to avoid gossip, and she later left her husband and kids to run away with a Hungarian nightclub performer, Rigo Janczy, in 1894. Gossips whispered that the wealthy heiress gave Rigo pet elephants and tigers as gifts, and the two performed together in clubs for several years (and even got matching tattoos). They eventually separated, and the princesse would marry several more times before dying at the age of 43.In a world full of princesses Be a firefighter Shirt


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