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.
"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
World History Biographies: Hatshepsut by Ellen Galford