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The Winter Queen

Lisa Jardine celebrates Elizabeth of Bohemia, the 'Winter Queen', and sees her relegation to the margins of history as typical of our failure to recognise powerful women.

Lisa Jardine celebrates the achievements of Elizabeth of Bohemia, the "Winter Queen", and sees her relegation to the margins of history, "despite the pivotal role she played in international politics throughout much of the seventeenth century", as a reflection of our failure to recognise and value powerful women.
Producer: Sheila Cook.

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A Point of View: The Winter Queen of Bohemia

A Point of View: The Winter Queen of Bohemia

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia was a hugely powerful figure in her time. She deserves her rightful place in history, argues Lisa Jardine.

 

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