Women in Armor


Famous Women (De mulieribus claris) The Warrior Queens: The Legends and the Lives of the Women Who Have Led Their Nations in War

The Encyclopedia of Amazons On the Trail of the Women Warriors: The Amazons in Myth and History

Peace-Weavers and Shield-Maidens: Women in Early English Society Warrior Women: An Archaeologist's Search for History's Hidden Heroines

Women Warriors: Adventures from History's Greatest Female Fighters Female Warriors: Memorials Of Female Valor And Heroism, From The Mythological Ages To The Present Era

Women Warriors: A History Secrets of the Dead - Amazon Warrior Women


This is a collection of images from the Middle Ages and Renaissance showing women wearing armor.

While this is not necessarily evidence of women warriors, it does show how illustrators and artists imagined that a woman might have worn armor – in many cases, how an illustrator imagined that a queen from centuries before might have looked, though wearing armor contemporary to the illustrator’s own era. Fortitude is often personified as an armored woman, too.

See also Women in the Military: Scholastic Arguments and Medieval Images of Female Warriors.