Court Lady and Country Wife: Two Noble Sisters in Seventeenth-Century England

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"Court Lady and Country Wife is a fascinating and substantial read, rich with historical and political detail, complex and sharply drawn characters, and more plot twists and turns than could be contained in a novel." Diane Schoemperlen, author of our lady of the lost and found. " Court Lady and Country Wife is a captivating portrait of two daring sisters at the center of a tumultuous period in history. Betcherman depicts the story of the two Percy sisters in a way that integrates the domestic and the political, the personal and the public, giving a freshly compete and balanced portrait of England in the seventeenth century. I found it absorbing, rich with detail and highly readable." Sandra Gulland, author of the Josephine B. trilogy.

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Lita-Rose Betcherman received a doctorate in Tudor and Stuart history from the University of Toronto and was the Women's Bureau director for the province of Ontario. She is the author of three books on Canadian history and lives in Toronto.

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