She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth

History , British History, Medieval Britain
Paperback Published on: 07/07/2011
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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 - h... READ MORE
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'Highly readable, exciting and thought-provoking' - Hilary Mantel

'A gem of blood-and-thunder storytelling' - Dominic Sandbrook

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
  • ISBN: 9780571237067
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Weight: 411g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 30 mm

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She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Eli
This book is as good as the BBC4 series.
Vampire Girl
Excellent book
I thoroughly enjoyed this book It was as good as the BBC 4 TV series