If your Diamond expires this month (January), please update it now by making a donation, as we will be on holiday from 25th January to 2nd February and the system cannot update it automatically.  Donations can then be used to pay for Diamond. The Tech will fix the problem after the holiday.
Close it  
User Name  Password
Title: Sovereign Ladies
Hop to: 
Views:208     
New Topic New Poll
<<Previous ThreadNext Thread>>
Page 1 / 1    
AuthorComment
Forever_Amber
 Author    



Rank:Diamond Member

Score: 575
Posts: 575
From: USA

(Date Posted:02/19/2009 9:54 AM)
Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo

From: MSN Nicknameterrilee62  (Original Message)Sent: 12/6/2007 9:03 AM
I was browsing thru the library & this lept off the shelf & into my bag! 
Soverign Ladies - Sex, Sacrifice & Power - the Six Reigning Queens of England, by Maureen Waller.
 
I've just started this book, but am already enjoying it immensely!  The six queens are, of course, Mary & Elizabeth Tudor, Mary II & Anne Stuart, Victoria & Elizabeth II.  Although she does mention Matilda, daughter of Henry I in the introduction. 
 
The author makes some intersting points about Mary Tudor, being a queen regnant, yet as a wife, she saw herself as subject to her husband.  Elizabeth, however, used the idea of having two bodies - the 'body politic' being that of a king, while her 'natural body' was a weak woman. 
 
While there are only a few color plates in the center of the book, they are some that I've never seen before, instead of the usual ones, so that's nice.  Also two big family trees, one showing the houses of Tudar & Stuart, the other the houses of Hanover, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha & Windsor.  Also a complete table of rulers since the Conquest. 
 
I may have to get my own copy!
usertype:1
<<Previous ThreadNext Thread>>
Page 1 / 1    
New Topic New Poll

" height=86 width=189>
[List Sites] [Random] [Join]
Sign Up | Create | About Us | SiteMap | Features | Forums | Show Off | Faq | Help
Copyright © 2000-2017 Aimoo Free Forum All rights reserved.

Get cheapest China Wholesale,  China Wholesale Supplier,  to be a retailer is easy now.
LUFFY LUFFY LUFFY
LUFFY LUFFY LUFFY LUFFY LUFFY LUFFY