Comparison between female rulers
Comparison between Female Rules
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In this essay, we shall compare two different female rulers, and provide a thorough assessment on both. However, to avoid anachronisms we shall pick rulers who are in the same historical time. That way, we can lay a common ground to develop each character, and compare them in the fairest light possible, to avoid misconceptions related to the historical differences the two rulers might have. Besides, to give a complete picture possible, we shall expand, and provide a historical background on both rulers in order to achieve a greater understanding on their lives. After careful deliberation, we decided to choose Cleopatra and Boudicca. Both rulers share cultural traits that we consider important. For instance, both lived during the Roman Republic and Empire; both rebelled against the Roman power, and both died for what they believe. There are several differences, as well as many likenesses, and we shall expand on them in this essay.
Cleopatra’s Historical Background
About Cleopatra’s historical background, we have a myriad of sources to recreate her life, and how her reign was. Cleopatra VII was one of the most important rulers in ancient history. She was not only the last pharaoh of Egypt, but the last Ptolemaic ruler of the country. The Ptolemaic Dynasty, created by Ptolemy, one of Alexander the Great’s most trusted general, who after the death of the latter, claimed Egypt a…
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