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...t herself and clearly a very intelligent and dedicated one, she wants to increase the rights of women and Protestants. Based on her letter one can assume that she believes Marguerite has some influence with her brother and can help Protestant women who are being censored due to fear of punishment and Protestants in general that are being persecuted in France.
Overall, this is a fascinating document that shows a character often forgotten in history, a woman who is using her knowledge of theology and her religious beliefs to address the issues of woman rights and the rights of Protestant Christians in France during the 16th century. A time where women were expected to be reserved to a supporting role to their male counterparts and have absolutely no say in religious doctrine. So, Marie taking on these oppressive principles is quite daring, given her status in society.
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