[LMB] Women and education

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 03:22:08 BST 2021


Mary Tudor was by no means uneducated.  Henry VIII was by no means Father
of the Year, but he would not have let his daughter (and Heir Presumptive,
at least for a while) grow up in ignorance.

Lady Jane Grey was famously scholarly.

On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 7:18 PM Elizabeth Holden <alzurite at gmail.com> wrote:

> Mattew (I think) asked;
>
> > > Was educating Elizabeth I (aka Elizabeth Tudor) a waste of time?
>
> Tidsel replied:
>
> > Hardly representative for her time.
>
> Well no, but doesn't that illustrate a point?  "The Elizabeth Age" is also
> called "The Golden Age", and though there are a lot of things about it that
> weren't exactly golden to our eyes, it was a time of prosperity (if not
> peace) for those who lived through it; a time of unprecedented creativity
> in the arts, and of national growth on numerous levels.
>
> Contrast the education of Elizabeth with that of her sister Mary Tudor, and
> the contrasting effects on their reigns and personalities.
>
> It's like a textbook case for the value of giving a woman an education in
> the arts and humanities.
>
> namaste,
> Elizabeth
>
> Elizabeth Holden <azurite at azurite.ca>
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