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In an period whilst ladies have been alleged to be disciplined and obedient, Anna proved to be neither. Defying 16th-century social mores, she used to be the common topic of gossip as a result of her conceited gown and flirtatious habit. whilst her prosperous father found that she used to be having mystery, simultaneous affairs with a tender nobleman and a cavalryman, he became her out of the home in rage, but if she sued him for monetary aid, he had her captured, lower back domestic and chained to a desk as punishment. Anna finally escaped and persisted her swimsuit opposed to her father, her siblings and her domestic city in a sour criminal conflict that was once to final 30 years and finish basically upon her dying.

Drawn from her surviving love letters and court docket files, The Burgermeister's Daughter is an interesting exam of the politics of sexuality, gender and family members within the sixteenth century, and a strong testomony to the braveness and tenacity of a lady who defied the inequalities of this far-off age.

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