Hatshepsut: The Princess Who Became King (Library Binding)

The Princess Who Became King

By Ellen Galford

National Geographic Society, 9780792236467, 64pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2005



She was the Egyptian girl who became a master politician and a supreme stateswoman. Inheriting her father's throne along with her young stepson, Hatshepsut was soon crowned pharaoh in her own right. This is the startling tale of a woman's rise to power within the patriarchal society of ancient Egypt: Hatshepsut was shrewdly conveyed as a masculine ruler in all public statues and artwork, and donned male dress and a false beard in person. She ruled Egypt for decades, claiming her rightful place in the history of this great civilization.

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About the Author

Ellen Galford has written and edited illustrated books for adults and younger readers on a wide variety of subjects, including archaeology, ancient and medieval social history, costume, genealogy, folklore and mythology, and the history of the Olympic Games. A former college lecturer, newspaper journalist, and broadcaster, she is also the author of several novels and has written fiction and nonfiction pieces for many anthologies.

Praise For Hatshepsut: The Princess Who Became King

"Illustrated with clear, color photos of artifacts and sites as well as colorful maps...this provides an accessible introduction to Hatshepsut and her times." Booklist