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She-Wolves

Helen Castor

She-Wolves by Helen Castor is a fascinating, true account of how royal power came to lie female hands thanks to the influence of four women: Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France and Margaret of Anjou. As seen on the BBC documentary series.

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£10.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571237067
Date Published
07.07.2011
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Summary

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.

HelenCastor

Helen Castor is a historian of medieval England, and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Her first 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 book, She-Wolves, was made into a BBC2 tv series.She lives…

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