There's a discussion on meta whether historical questions are allowed or no, and it seems to me that it it's allowed as long as it deals with Chess.
Historically, real kings were powerful, (Alexander the great, Napoleon Bonaparte etc.) And women were powerless, well the game began in asia, some say and the women were definitely powerless. Maybe Cleopatra was powerful, but still doesn't explain why the ones who created Chess (or at least the modern Chess, made the king so powerless and hopeless, hiding behind his army, and his queen)
Is it because of queen Mary (bloody Mary), was she the one who influenced the people who created the modern chess? Is she the reason why kings are hopeless and queens are ruthless?