Margaret Beauchamp: If you had been a boy, I would have poured my life into you. You would have been my destiny.

Margaret Beaufort: But since I was a girl you did not love me, and he did not wait to see my birthday?

[She (Beauchamp) looks at me (Beaufort) honestly and repeats the dreadful words.]

Margaret Beauchamp: Since you were a girl, of course not. Since you were a girl you only be the bridge to the next generation; you could be nothing more than the means by which our family gets a boy.

About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.