Tamar: The Mighty King
#WomanWednesday. These women kick ass while making history!
She was so bad ass, they called her a king!
The only child of King Giorgi of Georgia she ruled for 29 years. Like most affluent women, she was “persuaded” to marry a powerful man. Her first marriage to Prince George Bogolyubski (Kiev) was so bad she divorced him and kicked him out of the country. Then she picked out a new husband named David Soslan.
Of course, the ex-hubby was butt-hurt by his banishment and tried to overthrow Tamar…twice. He lost both times because Tamar was not having it.
Although she faced a lot of sexist opposition in her time, she held fast and grew her empire which reached a “golden age” before her death. The Orthodox Church even made her a Saint.