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Renaissance women


To understand the splendor of the women of the Renaissance, it is not necessary to be a student of history. One has but to turn to Shakespeare to know these women in the flesh. Beatrice, Portia, Rosalind, Isabel, Viola, Constance – brave and witty, executive and adventurous, saintly and ardent, agonized and enduring – they give us perfume of that glowing time as no historian can hope to do. So successful are they, so enterprising, that it has been said that in the 20th century Shakespeare would undoubtedly have been a suffragist – and perhaps a militant.

  • Bernice Forbes-Robertson Hale


Cite: The Kinship of Women: A Celebration of Enduring Friendship by Pat Ross




Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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