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By Joann Fletcher

ISBN-10: 0062106058

ISBN-13: 9780062106056

World-Renowned Egyptologist Dr. Joann Fletcher deals an extraordinary examine one in every of history’s such a lot attention-grabbing leaders—Politician, mom, and Goddess—the mythical Cleopatra.

The topic of fantasy for greater than millennia, Cleopatra used to be a lady of ardour, magnetism, and political genius, the final and maximum Egyptian pharaoh. during this enchanting biography, Egyptologist Joann Fletcher attracts on a wealth of newly came across details and examine to bare this important lady as she actually was once, from her first assembly with Julius Caesar to her mythical demise by way of snakebite.

Cleopatra the Great tells the tale of a turbulent time and the intense girl at its heart. A polymath monarch, she used to be additionally a effective blend of traditionalist and innovator, astute adequate to achieve what used to be worthy for Egypt’s endured prosperity and sufficiently ruthless to permit not anything to face in her way.

Yet our figuring out of Cleopatra has been obscured by way of Roman propaganda, Shakespearean tragedy, and Hollywood glamour. Cleopatra the Great items jointly the pharaoh’s historic global with information about her substantial library and notorious banquets, her relationships with either Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and her skillful use of style and magnificence to extra her goals and her mystique. clever and compulsively readable, this is an exceptional biography beneficial of its topic.

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Single Women in the London Marriage Market: Age, Status and Mobility, 1598–1619’, in R. B. ), Marriage and Society: Studies in the Social History of Marriage (London, 1981), 90. 13 Migrant maids like Samuel Rowlands’ fictional Nan were attracted by the opportunities London offered. Although the ultimate prize for a ‘handsome wench’ was a rich marriage, wages were much higher in London than they were in the country. The typical wage for a maidservant in artisans’ and tradesmen’s houses in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century London was forty shillings a year.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Coventry. 4. Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Rutland, Suffolk. 5. Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Bristol. 6. Durham, Northumberland, Yorkshire. 7. Cheshire, Cumberland, Lancashire, Shropshire, Westmorland. 8. Hampshire, Sussex, Isle of Wight. D thesis, Cambridge (1978), 158–67. 7 Some of the difference may result from the exclusion of sailors from apprenticeship rolls: since sailors often came from ports like Bristol and Newcastle, the apprenticeship data for those regions is not representative of the male migrant population of London.

Nonetheless, many London maidservants were extremely youthful, as can be seen from the parish register for St Botolph Aldgate from January 1582 to September 1593, when the parish clerk provided not only the names of the dead but also their age, status, and cause of death. 29 For migrant girls, the first few days in London were thought to be particularly perilous, especially if they fell into the hands of an unscrupulous ‘woman broker’. The iconic image of a provincial maidservant’s arrival in London appears in the first engraving in Hogarth’s Harlot’s Progress.

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