She-wolves

She-wolves

The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth

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Explores women and power in England, as witnessed through the lives of six females who exercised power against the odds—and one who never got the chance. By the author of Blood and Roses. Reprint.

HARPERCOLL

“Helen Castor has an exhilarating narrative gift. . . . Readers will love this book, finding it wholly absorbing and rewarding.” —Hilary Mantel, Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall 

In the tradition of Antonia Fraser, David Starkey, and Alison Weir, prize-winning historian Helen Castor delivers a compelling, eye-opening examination of women and power in England, witnessed through the lives of six women who exercised power against all odds—and one who never got the chance. Exploring the narratives of the Empress Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, Margaret of Anjou, and other “she-wolves,” as well as that of the Nine Days' Queen, Lady Jane Grey, Castor invokes a magisterial discussion of how much—and how little—has changed through the centuries. 



Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2011]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780061430770
0061430773
9780061430763
0061430765
Branch Call Number: 923.1 Casator 2011
Characteristics: xv, 480 pages, 8 unnumbered p.of plates : color illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 24 cm

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Jan 28, 2015

Really interesting book if you are interested in pre-Elisabethean history. Specifically, why and how heireditary royalty came about. Helen Castor writing is a mixture of story telling and historic information. It's a pity someone decided they took exception to one comment in her book and defaced the sentence. I will be looking to read more of her histories.

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