For all the "proper" young ladies of my acquaintance
"A well-bred lady must be prepared in
all things. It is not enough to simply excel at needlepoint. She must
also be equipped to lead a nation. She should know how to gossip
effectively, barter for mercenaries, plan a feast, skewer an assassin,
comfort a sick child, and lead a cavalry charge."
-from A Young Woman's Primer, by Andreca Orden-Cooves, Duchess of Galant