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The butcher's daughter
The butcher's daughter
Glendinning, Victoria2018
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In 1535, England is hardly a wellspring of gender equality; it is a grim and oppressive age where women--even the privileged few who can read and write--have little independence. In The Butcher's Daughter, it is this milieu that mandates Agnes Peppin, daughter of a simple country butcher, to leave her family home in disgrace and live out her days cloistered behind the walls of the Shaftesbury Abbey. But with her great intellect, she becomes the assistant to the Abbess and as a result integrates herself into the unstable royal landscape of King Henry VIII. As Agnes grapples with the complex rules and hierarchies of her new life, King Henry VIII has proclaimed himself the new head of the Church. Religious houses are being formally subjugated and monasteries dissolved, and the great Abbey is no exception to the purge. The cosseted world in which Agnes has carved out for herself a sliver of liberty is shattered. Now, free at last to be the master of her own fate, she descends into a world she knows little about, using her wits and testing her moral convictions against her need to survive by any means necessary...
Main title:
The butcher's daughter / Victoria Glendinning.
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Imprint:
New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2018.©2018
Collation:
327 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
9781468316339 (hardback)
Dewey class:
823.914
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryAdult FictionGLENUnavailable due to Sandringham Library Building Project until the end of 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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