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The butcher's daughter : a novel, Victoria Glendinning

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The butcher's daughter : a novel
Title
The butcher's daughter
Title remainder
a novel
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Victoria Glendinning
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1535, England is hardly a wellspring of gender equality; it is a grim and oppressive age where women{u2015}even the privileged few who can read and write{u2015}have little independence. In The Butcher{u2019}s Daughter, it is this milieu that mandates Agnes Peppin, daughter of a simple country butcher, to leave her family home in disgrace and live out her days cloistered behind the walls of the Shaftesbury Abbey. But with her great intellect, she becomes the assistant to the Abbess and as a result integrates herself into the unstable royal landscape of King Henry VIII. As Agnes grapples with the complex rules and hierarchies of her new life, King Henry VIII has proclaimed himself the new head of the Church. Religious houses are being formally subjugated and monasteries dissolved, and the great Abbey is no exception to the purge. The cosseted world in which Agnes has carved out for herself a sliver of liberty is shattered. Now, free at last to be the master of her own fate, she descends into a world she knows little about, using her wits and testing her moral convictions against her need to survive by any means necessary
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Literary form
fiction
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The butcher's daughter : a novel, Victoria Glendinning
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm93062496
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781468316339
Lccn
bl2018064084
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The butcher's daughter : a novel, Victoria Glendinning
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm93062496
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781468316339
Lccn
bl2018064084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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