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

She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth

Authors: Castor, Helen
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
BISAC/Subject: BIO022000, HIS010000, BIO014000
ISBN: 9780062065780, Related ISBNs: 0062065785, 9780061430770, 9780062065780
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 496
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

“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. 

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