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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Adelaide of Susa

As a youth in the early 1100’s in what eventually became Italy, Adelaide of Susa donned armor and led an army in defense of the lands she was to inherit from her father. Though most people of power and wealth at that time stuck together, Adelaide was known for punishing Bishops and Squires and rewarding even her humblest subjects according to her perception of what was fair and just -- no matter what anybody else thought about it.

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