03/06/2012 07:54 BST

Our Favourite 11 Queens From Literature

It's not just HuffPost Culture who are queen fans - writers, poets and artists have been inspired by royalty for centuries. And who can blame them? Power, femininity, the ownership of all the swans in the country - being a queen's not a bad day job.

So it's hardly surprising that a few fictional queens have crept their way into books, plays and poems over time. In honour of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, we celebrate those who have been immortalised in literature. Who's your favourite?