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Uppity Women of Shakespearean Times

Uppity Women of Shakespearean Times

by Vicki Leon
     
 
From army commanders to international traders to mine owners and mistresses, Uppity Women of Shakespearean Times is a riveting and riotous parade of women who refused to button up or back down.

You will read about:

  • Nell Gwynn, who rose from hawking oysters on the docks to be the mistress of King Charles II of England
  • Veronica Franco, an

Overview

From army commanders to international traders to mine owners and mistresses, Uppity Women of Shakespearean Times is a riveting and riotous parade of women who refused to button up or back down.

You will read about:

  • Nell Gwynn, who rose from hawking oysters on the docks to be the mistress of King Charles II of England
  • Veronica Franco, an Italian poet and courtesan turned politician who lobbied in defense of Venice's painted ladies
  • Barbara Uttmann of Annaberg who revitalized her community after the local silver mines petered out---by organizing a female corps of lacemakers.
  • Long Meg from Lancashire, English folk hero or heroine, depending on the situation, who never tired of the outrageous fun of cross-dressing and whose adventurous exploits made her the subject of popular books and countless songs in the seventeenth century.

And countless other amazing heroines and harpies---200 biographical anecdotes of fascinating detail and enlightening variety.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567313734
Publisher:
MJF Books
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Pages:
308

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