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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages, Illustrations (chiefly col.), map
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 07/07/2011
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780571237067