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Tamara Georgian

Tamara Georgian, Queen of the subjects brought a renaissance, perhaps the only one in their history. Unlike previous to aforementioned queen, Tamara was not nearly as brutal and cruel, except when they are (not) the opportunity is really required. The daughter of King George III and his wife Burdukan, grew up in a time of turmoil in Georgia, led by his cousin Demna, pretender to the throne. King George, however, blinded, castrated and exiled Demna, and his first-born daughter Tamara was crowned as co-ruler in 1178 year. Imagine the context of an extremely traditional, Christian countries XII century, and credit to King George for this revolutionary step.

Until his death in 1184. George and Tamara ruled together. Tamara has inherited the throne, and rage dissatisfied with the mob that did not intend to recognize her as the sovereign simply because she was a woman. The cruelty that George possessed not passed on to his daughter Tamara was trying to use diplomacy to resolve disputes with the rebellious nobles and convince them that they really can rule (as well as any man they are used).

To comfort them, Tamara is under their persuasion in 1185 married a Russian Prince George – superior soldiers, chauvinist and misogynist. While he managed to deal with the situation in their kingdom, Queen Tamara could not restrain her husband (and public drunkenness charges that Tamara was not able to bear him children and other misogynistic behavior manifests were almost daily). Since the clergy were favorable to the queen, Tamara divorced and married George Alanic prince David Soslan, with whom she had two children.

Queen divorced. In the XII century. Amicably. Juri will assume that this is not a male filed, so he tried to lead two of rebellion against Queen Tamar – unsuccessfully. Historical sources suggest an interesting anecdote: Sultan Suleyman II, the declaration of war with Georgia, said that “all women are weak mind” and set a condition: to Tamara surrender and become a Muslim and his wife, or to remain a Christian and his concubine. In response, Tamara has sent its troops and leveled Sulejman army from Georgian soil.

Although he did not hesitate to show the maximum of their cruelty when she had no other choice, Queen Tamara remembered primarily for the development and elevation of the Georgian culture. Georgian national epic, “The Knight in the Panther Skin” is inspired by just the queen. Orthodox Church canonized her (14th in May a national holiday Queen Tamara), and her name today is the second most common name Georgia. “The lion is known by its claws, and Tamara works by” old Georgian saying that perhaps most accurately described.

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  1. Queen Tamara is reminiscent of Cleopatra and Joan of Ark in my eyes. Cleopatra because of her beauty and Joan of Ark because of her convictions. But she also had Queen Victoria and Elizabeth in her convictions for herself stating that women can rule just as well as man. A very eloquent post on a grand lady and ruler. Thank you for introducing her to Virily and me.

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