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The fascinating story of how royal power came to lie in female hands for the first time under the Tudor queens, now in paperback. Castor also profiles the 4 women who came before them who, whilst never reigning monarchs, held great power: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, Margaret of Anjou and Matilda, daughter of Henry I. 'Witty, elegant and engaging prose... Absorbing.' "Literary Review"

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ISBN-13: 9780571237067
ISBN-10: 0571237061
Pagini: 496
Ilustrații: Illustrations (chiefly col.), map
Dimensiuni: 128 x 197 x 34 mm
Greutate: 0.39 kg
Ediția: Main
Editura: Faber and Faber

Recenzii

"Castor skillfully combines this analysis with driving narratives, using vivd details from contemporary chronicles to bring those distant days alive. "She-Wolves" makes one gasp at the brutality of medieval power struggles--and at the strength and vitality of the women who sought to wield royal power."--Jenny Uglow, Financial Times

Notă biografică

Helen Castor is a medieval historian and a Bye-Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Her book, Blood & Roses, a biography of the fifteenth-century Paston family, was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2005 and won the English Association's Beatrice White Prize in 2006. Her second, She-Wolves, was made into a major BBC TV series. Joan of Arc: A History is her latest published book. She lives in London with her husband and son.


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With the death of Edward VI in 1553, England, for the first time, would have a reigning queen. The question was: Who?
Four women stood upon the crest of history: Katherine of Aragon’s daughter, Mary; Anne Boleyn’s daughter, Elizabeth; Mary, Queen of Scots; and Lady Jane Grey. But over the centuries, other exceptional women had struggled to push the boundaries of their authority and influence—and been vilified as “she-wolves” for their ambitions. Revealed in vivid detail, the stories of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, Margaret of Anjou, and the Empress Matilda expose the paradox that England’s next female leaders would confront as the Tudor throne lay before them—man ruled woman, but these women sought to rule a nation.