It is known that a Jewish king has to be male, as quoted by an answer to this question.

What halachik powers did the queen (i.e. wife of the king) have within the kingdom?

Also, what historical documentation is there on this topic?

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    Correction, an APPOINTED King has to be male. Technically, there could be a single female heir to the throne who would therefore become a female king. This came up in a shiur recently, so I can't quite recall what the source for this was... – Isaac Kotlicky Mar 6 '16 at 1:21
  • @IsaacKotlicky So Mashiach can be a women? Moshiach isn't appointed. S/he inherits the position from their great-great....grandfather Zerubavel. – Double AA Mar 6 '16 at 4:49
  • @DoubleAA I have no idea. I just know that technically a female king could occur according to the laws of kingship and inheritance as they are currently understood by Chazal. – Isaac Kotlicky Mar 7 '16 at 10:45

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