…Hath No Fury Like a Man Scorned
Queen Tamar ruled Georgia from 1184 to 1213 and she was the first woman to do so in her own right. She was called King Tamar, mainly because the Georgian language doesn’t have any grammatical genders, so the word “king” doesn’t have a masculine association like it does in English. Despite Tamar being a capable ruler, many people were uncomfortable with a woman ruler and nagged her to marry.
Tamar eventually gave in and married Prince Yury Bogolyubsky. He was a heavy drinker and had multiple affairs, though, and Tamar didn’t have time for that. She had the marriage annulled, leaving Yury humiliated. As a result, he tried to lead not one, but TWO revolts against his ex-wife. We know lover’s revenge is a thing, but this just seems way too extreme. Not to worry, though, Tamar took care of both attempts and continued to rule.