GO WITH STORY GREAT WOMEN'S LETTERS BY THOMAS ADAMSON-- Auction expert Thierry Bodin, displays a letter from Catherine of Aragon, 1487-1536, at a auction house in Paris, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.  The letter from Catherine of Aragon asking a catholic official to block Henry VIII’s bid to annul their marriage so he could marry again, is to be auctioned in a two day auction beginning Tuesday Nov. 17, 2014, in Paris on Tuesday, part of an incredible collection of letters written by women throughout history, said to be the first of its kind in the world. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS (AP) — An unprecedented collection of 1,500 documents from some of history’s greatest women is being auctioned in Paris, including everything from Catherine the Great’s imperious letter shunning her lover, to Brigitte Bardot’s plea to cancel the release of a song that ended up being banned in several countries owing to its sexual content.

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