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Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses (Hardback)
  • Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses (Hardback)

Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses (Hardback)

Hardback Published: 13/09/2012
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How the Wars of the Roses were won and lost by the political and dynastic skills of the royal women: this is the true story behind Philippa Gregory's dramatic novels about fiery Queens and the perils of power. The events of the Wars of the Roses are usually described in terms of the men involved: Richard Duke of York, Henry VI, Edward IV, Richard III and Henry VII. The reality though, argues acclaimed author Sarah Gristwood, was quite different. These years were also packed with women's drama and - in the tales of conflicted maternity and monstrous births - alive with female energy. In this completely original book, Sarah Gristwood sheds light on a neglected dimension of English history: the impact of Tudor women on the Wars of the Roses. She examines, among others, Cecily Neville, the wife of Richard Duke of York, who was deprived of being queen when her husband died at the Battle of Wakefield; Elizabeth Woodville, a widow with several children who married Edward IV in secret and was crowned queen consort; Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, whose ambitions centred on her son and whose persuasions are likely to have lead her husband Lord Stanley, previously allied with the Yorkists, to play his part in Henry's victory. Until now, the lives of these women have remained little known to the general public. Sarah Gristwood tells their stories in detail for the first time. Captivating and original, this is historical writing of the most important kind.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007309290

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This was a book that I felt I had waited years to read! It traces, through the lives of several of the key female players, the history of the Wars of the Roses. The best thing about this book is that it makes the... More

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