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Top 12 warrior moms throughout history

May 10, 2011, 8:55 a.m.
Michelle Obama, Maria Theresa

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Tougher than most

We have a tendency to celebrate what is sweet and loving about mothers, but there's another breed of moms who aren't all fresh-baked cookies and warm milk. These mothers want (or wanted) what's best for their kids (and in come cases, themselves). Some have taken a tough but fair approach to getting things done — and others have been more than willing to crush rebellions and murder family members to make things happen.

This article was reprinted with permission from LiveScience.