Don't let the diminutive size fool you: The women pictured in this miniature (4"-square) "portrait gallery" are larger than life. 250 female monarchs, "from Ancient Egypt to Buckingham Palace,"
are pictured in Queens, their images rendered in paintings, photographs, illustrated manuscripts, etchings, stone carvings, even stamped on coins. Brief captions introduce readers to significant women whose names deserve to be known but are often overlooked by textbooks. (KG)