Queen Noor – An American Queen

It was on 15 June 1978 in Amman that an American, with Syrian roots, Lisa Halaby married King Hussein and became the Queen of Jordan. She relinquished her American citizenship, converted to Sunni Islam and took the name of Noor Al-Hussein. She became his fourth wife after the twice-divorced King was widowed when Queen Alia was killed in a helicopter [read more]

The Royal Women

Gorgo of Sparta

Many ancient female royals are rarely talked about for a variety of reasons. One female monarch that we do not hear enough about is Gorgo of Sparta. You may recognise her name from Histories by Herodotus – as she was one of the few women who were even mentioned in his writings. Gorgo was the daughter and only [read more]