15 Memorable Queens

Bow down to these royal reads

Elizabeth II is Britain's longest-reigning monarch, and however one might feel about the monarchy in general, it's hard to deny she's made an impression and will be remembered long after she's gone. The same can be said of the queens who inhabit these books--whether clawing their way to power, lending their names to an entire age or surviving the vipers' nests that were the royal courts of the world, they triumphed and earned their place in history and on our list.

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust