It shouldn’t surprise anyone that women held places of power in the ancient world. One example comes from a small, French village where in 1258 a local religious woman rose to the position equivalent to mayor. Few of her abilities were regarded more highly than her piety and wisdom. For this she was given the title “Nun the Wiser.”
She selected a young protégé from the village to whom she could impart her wisdom and skills. Of course, this young girl became known as “Nun the Less.”
And that children is your history lesson for today.