She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth (Paperback)Helen Castor (author)
In medieval England, man was the ruler of woman, and the King was the ruler of all. How, then, could royal power lie in female hands?
In She-Wolves, celebrated historian, Helen Castor, tells the dramatic and fascinating stories of four exceptional women who, while never reigning queens, held great power: Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France and Margaret of Anjou. These were women who paved the way for Jane Grey, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I - the Tudor queens who finally confronted what it meant to be a female monarch.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 411 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 30 mm
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“Brings history very much to life”
A gripping account of how royal power came to lie in female hands. Castor uses vivid details from contemporary chronicles to bring the history to life - highly recommended.
“She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Eli”
This book is as good as the BBC4 series.
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