Monday, 17 February 2014
Back in the day, women were handy to have around in much the same way as it's good to have all your chessmen on the board: Daughters were useful for marrying off into strategic alliances, wives were good for bringing legitimate offspring to the game.
Valued as equals? Not really.
If you read through the lists of Queens from late Medieval to mid Renaissance Europe, there were very few who ruled alone, by design. Oh sure, there were some exceptions (Elizabeth I). And
Monday, 10 February 2014
Possibly also Danny Kaye.