Amalasuntha ruled Rome after the Roman Empire's fall. She is known for being a wise leader of the Ostrogoths, first as regent, then as the ruling monarch.
Bertrada of Laon: Charlemagne’s Mother
Charlemagne is one of history’s most famous emperors. His mother, Bertrada, also known as Bertrada Broadfoot, was just as fascinating.
Marozia: The De Facto Ruler of the Papacy
Marozia of Tusculum was the closest thing we had to a female pope. Pope Joan was probably a myth, but we can be sure Marozia existed, since she was related to seven popes.