The Trophy Bride's Tale

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The Trophy Bride's Tale by Cyrilla Barr.pdf

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Descriptions : Prudenza an innocent convent educated adolescent the trophy bride of a silk merchant subjected to increasing cruelty and harsh treatment at his hands Even so she tries to be a good wife within the social constraints of Renaissance Italy i The Trophy Bride s Tale i is based on a true case of domestic abuse murder and criminal justice in sixteenth century Florence Cyrilla Barr s imagination and scholarship combine to illuminate a footnote in history the story of a young mother convicted of killing her husband Using archival documents as the framework of the narrative and with attention to historic detail Barr adds life and spirit to the story of Prudenza Cecchi The tale begins as she is led to the scaffold choosing to sacrifice her own life to save her children Barr s foray into fiction demonstrates that the gender policies of domestic abuse in are familiar and relevant today Prudenza s story is both a lament and a testament to love determination and personal power

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