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This quantity supplies an account of the ladies either behind the curtain and on the vanguard of 16th-century English heritage, together with Mary Tudor, Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, and Henry VIII's six other halves. the ladies of the royal kinfolk are the crucial characters; what they ate, how they dressed, the books they learn, and the letters they wrote are all addressed. but even the best of those girls suffered the common criminal and physiological disabilities of womanhood, and whereas a few triumphed over them, others went under.

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