A treatise on famous female rulers

De illustrium foeminarum in republica administranda, ac ferendis legibus authoritate libellus (‘Book about the right of illustrious women to administer states and pass laws’) TypFRh.B80FL

Dr Sandra Toffolo, Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the School of History, takes a look at John Lesley’s De illustrium foeminarum in republica administranda, ac ferendis legibus authoritate libellus (‘Book about the right of illustrious women to administer states and pass laws’), in the latest post from the Preserving the World’s Rarest Books project. Dedicated to Catherine de’ Medici, Lesley argues that a women’s right to rule is supported by religion, nature and human law. Read the full blog here: http://pwrb.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/2018/02/28/a-treatise-on-famous-female-rulers/.

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