Reign: Pulling Strings

Bastardy is the word of the day, as the repercussions of being born out of wedlock affect basically everyone's decision-making. Plus: saddest wedding ever.

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To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters

At a time when women weren’t encouraged to gain an education, let alone write, that three sisters — growing up isolated on the Yorkshire moors, without much by way of formal education — crafted some of the best English-language novels of all time is in itself fascinating, of course. They lived during a time and…