Being a woman in a Christian world isn't at all like being a man, I think. We are to be submissive and let god, Jesus, our fathers and our husbands all tell us what to do and think. It never has seemed like a healthy lifestyle for women. I am glad I got out.
From the book Bloody Mary by Carolly Erickson
If children were taught to fear the consequences of disobedience, they were kept in terror of the uncontrollable world of the occult. They were told to "double the thumb" - to enclose their thumb under their clenched fingers - in the presence of danger, for this shape of the hand resembled the Hebrew name of God. Their imaginations were opened to the invisible troupe of menacing beings which wandered the night or waited in th forest. The list
from the book Bloody Mary by Carolly Erickson
Mary Tudor was born, February 18, 1515.
We know a good deal about what and how Mary was taught in her childhood. At Katherine's request the Spanish humanist Vives designed a plan of study for her, set out in several educational treatises. One of these prescribed a curriculum in the classics, describing how the princess was to acquire the rudiments of pronunciation and grammar and then read simple Greek and Latin stories before going on to P