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The Distaff Side : a Study in Matrimonial Adventure in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
By Bruce Seton


A NOTICEABLE feature of histories and biographies is the slight attention paid by the compilers to the women of the families concerned. The achievements of men, their aspirations, their motives and their characters, are minutely considered and appraised; and, as far as is consistent with truthfulness or the bias of the writer success is ascribed partly to the man himself and partly to the generosity of his father in transmitting the requisite qualities to his son.

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