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By Barbara Stephenson

even though Marguerite de Navarre's distinct place in sixteenth-century France has lengthy been stated and he or she is among the such a lot studied girls of the time, in the past no examine has centred cognizance on Marguerite's political existence. Barbara Stephenson right here fills the distance, delineating Marguerite's formal political place and highlighting her activities as a determine with the chance to workout strength via either reputable and unofficial channels. via Marguerite's surviving correspondence, Stephenson lines some of the networks by which this French noblewoman exercised the ability on hand to her to extra the careers of political and non secular consumers, in addition to her fight to guard the pursuits of her brother the king and people of her family and loved ones. The research of Marguerite's actions sheds mild on noble society as a whole.

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