She-Wolves : The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth, Paperback

She-Wolves : The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth Paperback

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496 pages, Illustrations (chiefly col.), map
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780571237067

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