Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh and over one million other books are available . Joyce Tyldesley rescues this intriguing figure from more than two thousand. Queen – or, as she would prefer to be remembered, King – Hatchepsut was a of her young stepson-nephew Tuthmosis III, Hatchepsut, the Female Pharaoh. Queen – or, as she would prefer to be remembered King – Hatchepsut was an and misconceptions and finally restores the female pharaoh to her rightful place.

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This novel is a great introduction for readers who would like to learn about Hatchepsut and the ancient Egyptian empire. She seems to have done a fair job of maintaining her position for some time, but eventually her stepson took over the role of King. Tyldesley’s unbiased biography highlights Hatchepsut’s accomplishments to show that Egyptian women were capable of ruling as Hatchepsut has fascinated the popular imagination by cross-dressing as a man, donning a man’s kilt, wearing a false beard, and claiming herself as a king rather than a queen.

Queen – or, as she would prefer to be remembered King – Hatchepsut was an astonishing woman. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. She gained a first-class honours degree in archaeology from Liverpool University in and a doctorate from Oxford in You’ve successfully reported this review. There are some interesting parallels made between Hatshepsut and other prominent female leaders from history — Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I and Margaret Thatcher all also led successful military campaigns and took on some masculine qualities to better appeal to conservative populations.

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The book does not really bring Hatchepsut to life, and it fails to be vibrant and exciting. Well worth reading, though. She took on the role of King and tried to validate her position by linking herself to the god Although I learned much about the female King, Hatchepsut, I often found this book to be a little to slow at times. One of the explanations that she gives for Hatchepsut’s decision to be pharaoh is because the young child king Tuthmosis III may die before he reached adulthood.


Aug 14, Cristel Verhaegen rated it liked it. The amount of knowledge that we have of Egypt over years ago is amazing.

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood. Dec 04, Sam rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is written in lucid and mildy dry style.

He didn’t need an entire chapter focused on him. The book reveals the rise and fall of this unique individual by taking us through accounts of her beginnings that started at least 2 Pharaohs prior.

However, the author highlights Hatchepsut’s accomplishments as pharaoh, and we are able to glimpse how striking a woman she truly was. And then Professor Tyldesley shows us her alliances and her politicking that propels Hatshepsut’s rise to power.

All in all, a well constructed picture from the evidence, but rather dry in places. Hatchepsut is a fascinating topic, and I firmly believe there should be more books about women, written by women. If you are ;haraoh in Egyptian history, Joyce Tyldesley paints wonderful pictures of those death for thousands of years. Oct 05, Grace rated it liked it.

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I admire Hatshepsut phsraoh what she did in a time when Ma’at and mythology dictated that only a man could rule Egypt or Kemet as it was known to the Ancient Egyptians, to compare her to Queens Tiye and Nefertiti I think would be and is wrong. The background she provided was excellent, and she laid out Hatchepsut and her world out vividly.

She is my favourite Pharaoh, intreague and stealth she was good at, but also a very powerful ruler, and i understand why the rulers that followed tried there most to destroy her history,I wonder how much influence Senenmut had over her? Because her stepson was young when Tuthmosis II died, she acted as regent for her stepson.



Whether that was her stepson or not, seems to be unclear. Captain Maybe on Review of Fortress of Eagles b…. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude haatchepsut profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

The Immortals Series Books Tje Murder of King Tut. The author pieces together as much of her life as she can but the evidence is scant. Hatchepsut has fascinated the popular imagination by cross-dressing as a man, donning a man’s kilt, wearing a false beard, and claiming herself as a king rather than a queen.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Egypt especially the beginning of the 18th dynasty held women in high esteem. Did she have a romance with her architect. There was a problem adding your email address. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. This book does an excellent job telling both the story of the archaeological evidence such as it is as well as the story of the history of scholars and their own biases that affected their interpretations of the evidence.

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