Even in modern times, women who choose younger men as partners get vilified, while old dudes who do the same are given props (see Pres Trump for an example). But this trend of ladies liking younger lads is nothing new. For centuries, there's been a whole host of historical women who married younger men.
Check out Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, who took as her right-hand man Grigory Potemkin, quite a few years her junior. The jury's out on whether they actually tied the knot, but no one doubts that their political relationship was quite intimate in nature. Another example of famous cougars from history is Victorian author George Eliot (a pen name for one Mary Ann Evans), who shacked up with one hot young stud and then married another one! Read on for a list of truly inspiring cougars from throughout history.
Mary Anne Disraeli, The Prime Minister's Cougar Bride
Elizabeth Singer Rowe, The Novelist And (Young) Guy's Gal
Princess Viktoria Of Prussia, Bankrupted By A Hot Male Dancer