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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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt. Open Preview See a Problem? Her powers and success eclipsed the later more famous queen, Cleopatra VII.

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Scholarly, accessible and aiming for objectivity. The Female Pharaoh Joyce A. The author’s excellent work on the daily life of ancient Egyptian tyldeslley piqued my interest in her biography of this queen more usually spelled Hatshepsut who ruled as a King. She even went so far as to wear a false beard to make herself resemble a man.

Sep 23, Glenn Robinson rated it really liked it. Through use of archaeological and historical evidence, Tyldesley builds up a picture of Hatshepsut’s motives and personality.


Tyldesley explains that this may be because he was most likely waiting for her to die off. Forgotten until Egptologists deciphered hieroglyphics in the ‘s, she He didn’t need an entire chapter focused on him. Forgotten until Egptologists deciphered hieroglyphics in the ‘s, she has since been hatchepzut to intense speculation about her actions and motivations. She married her half-brother Thutmosis II, at tweleve years old and had a daughter named Neferure. Initial chapters describe the Hyksos invasion of the Second Intermediate Period, their defeat, and the establishment of the New Kingdom and 18th Dynasty under Pharaoh Ahmose I, and finally how the Tuthmosides came to the throne.

Forgotten until Egptologists deciphered hieroglyphics in the ‘s, she has since been subject to intense speculation about her actions and moti Queen – or, as she would prefer to be remembered King – Hatchepsut was an astonishing woman. You submitted the following rating and review. Because her stepson was young when Tuthmosis II died, she acted as regent for her stepson.

Her life and death are discussed in detail, along with different vemale of the archaeological evidence that have been found. Egypt in the Early. Lawrence rated it it was amazing.

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Tyldesley’s use of historical and archaeological material to build up a plausible picture of Hatshepsut’s motives and personality is to be commended, and one of my favourite parts of the book, along with the section on the expedition to the fabulous land of Punt. Dec 05, Dane Bernhardt rated it really liked it. Brilliantly defying tradition she became the female embodiment of a male role, dressing in men’s clothes and even wearing a false beard.


Please provide an email address. 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.

Preview — Hatchepsut by Joyce A. Tyldesley’s unbiased biography highlights Hatchepsut’s accomplishments to show that Egyptian women were capable of ruling as the male pharaohs.


She is married with two children to Egyptologist Steven Snape and lives in Lancashire. Last Queen of Egypt Both of them are enjoyable reads, and I think Tyldesley approaches Hatchepsut and Cleopatra objectively as possible. 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.

A very interesting book and Joyce Tyldesley gives an unbiased view on Hatshepsut and to those who have not much knowledge of Ancient Egyptian history it could be seen as a lot of if’s and but’s. Egypt experienced a time of prosperity and peace under her rule.

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Books by Joyce A. The Murder of King Tut. A fascinating, academic biography of Hatchepsut.