Hilary Clinton, Angela Merkel, Margaret Thatcher, Indira Ghandi and Julia Agrippina may have certain things in common.
The 'beautiful' Julia Agrippina, was the sister of the Emperor Caligula, niece and fourth wife of the Emperor Claudius, and mother of the Emperor Nero.
Peter O’Toole (right) as Tiberius
Julia Agrippina's father was a general, called Germanicus.
Tiberius was persuaded to adopt his nephew Germanicus, and make him his heir.
Reportedly Tiberius then arranged the murder of Germanicus.
Tiberius arranged for 13-year-old Julia Agrippina to marry her second cousin Domitius, "a man who was in every aspect of his life detestable."
Tiberius spent most of the later years of his reign as emperor on the island of Capri.
When Caligula became emperor, his sister Julia Agrippina had some influence.
Caligula and his sisters were accused of having incestuous sex.
Julia Agrippina was involved in a failed plot, with her 'lover' Lepidus, to murder Caligula.
Julia Agrippina was exiled.
Caligula was then murdered and Claudius became Emperor.
Julia Agrippina married Gaius Sallustius Crispus Passienus.
Reportedly, he was poisoned by Julia Agrippina.
He left his estate to Julia Agrippina's son Nero.
Emperor Claudius was married to Messalina.
Messalina was executed for plotting to overthrow Claudius.
Agripinna, played by Fiona Walker
Julia Agrippina now married her uncle, the Emperor Claudius.
Julia Agrippina quickly arranged the death of her rival Lollia Paulina.
Julia Agrippina next arranged the death of Lucius Junius Silanus Torquatus, who had wanted to marry the daughter of Claudius.
Julia Agrippina later arranged the death of the brother of Lucius Junius Silanus Torquatus
Julia Agrippina then eliminated a number of others including relations of Messalina.
Julia Agrippina took control of the Praetorian Guard, by making changes to its staff.
Emperor Claudius was persuaded to name Julia Agrippina's son, Nero, as his successor.
Messalina's son was Britannicus.
Agrippina ordered the execution of Britannicus's tutor.
Claudius began to fall out with Julia Agrippina and began preparing Britannicus for the throne.
Reportedly, Julia Agrippina then poisoned Claudius with a plate of deadly mushrooms
Nero (right) kristinagehrmann.tumblr.com
Nero became Emperor.
Nero's reported sexual activities ranged from being seduced by his mother Agrippina to forcing his unwanted attentions on married women and boys.
Agrippina crowning her son Nero
Nero began a sexual affair with a former slave woman.
Julia Agrippina began to support Britannicus.
Nero had Britannicus murdered.
Julia Agrippina was expelled from the royal palace.
Julia Agrippina died in mysterious circumstances, reportedly killed by Nero's assassins.