By Sharon L. Jansen

Anne of France (1461-1522), daughter of Louis XI and sister of Charles VIII, used to be probably the most robust ladies of the 15th century. She was once pointed out by means of her contemporaries as Madame l. a. Grande, and remained an energetic and influential determine in France all through her lifestyles. because the 15th century drew to a detailed, Anne composed a sequence of enseignements, "lessons", for her daughter Suzanne of Bourbon. those directions characterize a distillation of a lifetime's adventure, and are provided during the portrait of a fantastic princess, hence getting ready her daughter to behave either circumspectly and politically. Having urged her personal direction effectively, Anne bargains her daughter recommendation meant to assist her negotiate the tough passage of a girl on this planet of politics.

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