General Talbot outwits a patriotic Frenchwoman in Henry VI, Part 1, II.iii

The Countess of Auvergne is one of several enormously energetic and determined Frenchwomen who challenge the English invaders of France. Shakespeare was fascinated by such women. Taken from the U.C.B. Shakespeare Program: Plantagenet Women.

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