"To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion or empire, above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature; contumely to God, a thing most contrarious to his revealed will and approved ordinance,... and finally it is the subversion of good order, of all equity and justice."
(John Knox, Scottish Presbyterian leader. First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women—pamphlet published 1558, the first year of Elizabeth I’s reign.
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