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By Sarah Gristwood

In sixteenth-century Europe, a unprecedented set of ladies created a special tradition of female energy that observed them run the continent for many years. regardless of frequently being on opposing facets of energy struggles either armed and another way, via kin ties and patronage they knowledgeable and supported one another in a brutal global the place the cost of failure was once shame, exile or maybe death.

Following the passage of strength from mom to daughter and mentor to protégé, Gristwood finds the unorthodox practices those girls followed to prevent patriarchal keep watch over and assesses the impression they'd on shaping the area round them. Epic in scale, this online game of queens is a outstanding spectacle of ability and ingenuity, confronting the demanding situations confronted through girls in energy – lots of which nonetheless carry appropriate today.

The gamers during this online game of Queens are: Isabella of Castile, Margaret of Austria, Louise of Savoy, Anne de Beaujeu, Katherine of Aragon, Marguerite of Navarre, Anne Boleyn, Catherine de Medici, Mary Tudor, Elizabeth Tudor, Jeanne d'Albret and Mary Stuart.

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