fun history fact: back in the 13th century denmark had a queen called margrete sambiria but her nickname was margrete burst-horse because after her husband‘s sudden death a battle broke out over the order of succession, so, as the guardian of her 10 year old son, she took control of her husband’s army and during a military manoeuvre that required a quick regrouping of her forces she “rode a horse until it burst”. she was 29 at the time. during this time she also wrote to the pope to be allowed that, in the event of her son’s death, her daughter would be the rightful heir to the throne. and the pope agreed. thus changing the order of succession to include a woman for the first time.
later she was captured by enemy forces but escaped and continued to rule the country until her son was of age and then some more as his “advisor”. she then proceeded to claim estonia (like. the whole ass country) as her widow’s benefit. before she died at age 50 she also began the construction the walls of tallinn like no big deal.