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European women – history of women

By |2018-04-08T21:33:42+00:00August 6th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Queen Elizabeth I of England (1500s AD) As in the Middle Ages, European women held a lot of political power in the 1500s and 1600s AD. In France, first Catherine de' Medici, then Marie de' Medici, then Anne of Austria held power. In England, it was Queen Mary, then Queen Elizabeth I. Mariana of Austria ruled in Spain. But ordinary women [...]