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5.14: The Fairie Queen Book 1 Canto 1

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  • While Peter Stubbe was getting burnt and beheaded, Edmund was writing a long epic poem about dangerous women. The trope of a long-haired supernatural seductress really got going in the Renaissance (hmm, around the same time as the Witch Craze, interesting). This trope would continue, gaining or losing popularity periodically, into today.

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