World History & Research Reports

(AFRICA) #AceHistoryReport: Founded in the 17th century, the West African kingdom of Dahomey was a bellicose, expansionist state: European contact with Dahomey began with the slave trade; the kingdom had a regular supply of slaves thanks to its campaigns. But European visitors in the 1720s were surprised to find the king guarded by women #AceNewsDesk report

#AceHistoryDesk says according to a History Today Report: On The Last Stand of Dahomey’s Female Army: Historians disagree about when the women’s palace guard expanded into an army. But by the 19th century witnesses regarded the women’s army, though smaller than its male counterpart, to be superior. Where the men shot muskets from the hip, […]