AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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12/7/08

The Duchess: A Commentary




Ms. Miller:

I have been reading movie reviews of "The Duchess" and you are the only reviewer that understood the main point of the movie. Right away, I made the connection between Georgiana's era and Hillary Clinton being told to go home and iron her husband's shirts..... over 200 years later. Such progress. Women are still assigned roles and there are still plenty of "Dukes" trying to keep them in their place. I guess, we not only owe Hillary and her ilk a big thank you , but the Georgianas', too, who fought back to the best of their ability during their era. When I was a young woman, you would have been allowed to write only in the society pages and I am not that old. Thus, we would have been deprived of your keen insight. I will be following your reviews from now on.

Sincerely,
Judy L.

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