Brienne of Tarth and Joan of Arc
Game of Thrones: Brienne is a sword-wielding, armour-clad Lady known as The Maid of Tarth.
Historical parallel: Joan of Arc referred to herself as “La Pucelle” or “The Maid”. Contemporary sources confirm that preferred wearing male clothing, and owned a suit of armour and a sword.
Gallery written and compiled by Amy Blumsom