Monthly Archives: May 2012

Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention

“Father what is a Legislature? A representative body elected by people of the state. Are women people? No my son, criminals, lunatics, and women are not people. Do legislators legislate for nothing? Oh no; they are paid a salary. By … Continue reading

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Jane Seymour, Queen of England

After all the storm and drama of Henry VIII’s first two marriages, his third marriage to Jane Seymour seems almost serene. After a prolonged effort to divorce his first wife and a definitive, far reaching split from the Catholic Church … Continue reading

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Anne Boleyn, Queen of England

We heard about Anne Boleyn in our blog about Catherine of Aragon. Anne has the distinction of being the first Queen Consort to be beheaded and because of her, the course of ecclesiastical history in England changed forever. Anne’s exact … Continue reading

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Bicycles and Women’s Emancipation

“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel.” Susan … Continue reading

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Catherine of Aragon, Queen of England

After many years of the long, convoluted and tragic English civil strife called The Wars of the Roses, the House of Lancaster had finally prevailed. Henry Tudor, the Welsh prince with Lancaster blood in his veins through his mother Margaret … Continue reading

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