By David Osborn

Alicia, a tender American woman in England, visits an previous churchyard and conjures up Elvira, a sprightly, mischievous younger ghost who in flip introduces her to 3 amazing ladies from 3 severe moments in background, whilst each one triumphed in a male-dominated society.
Considered the best English queen, Matilda of Flanders got here from Normandy with William the Conqueror and was once on the leading edge of politics and tradition in her period. Sofonisba Anguissola used to be an entire Renaissance artist who studied with Michelangelo and have become his protégé, and Lucie Dillon, as soon as a lady-in-waiting to Marie Antoinette at Versailles, survived the phobia, residing within the new usa as a farmer for a time ahead of returning to France to assist Napoleon and Josephine construct the social connections they had to deal with their political strength. of their personal phrases, those ghostly ladies describe their broadly diversified lives and loves, and the 3 sessions during which they lived—the center a long time, the Renaissance, and the French Revolution.

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