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Blood sisters : the women behind the Wars of the Roses

Author: Sarah Gristwood
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A historian describes the drama and family feuding within the Plantagenets, England's fifteenth-century ruling family, from the perspective of the mothers, wives and daughters who wove a web of loyalty and betrayal that ultimately gave way to the Tudors.
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Named Person: House of Plantagenet; Margaret, of Anjou Queen consort of Henry VI King of England; Cecily York, Duchess of; Elizabeth, Queen consort of Edward IV King of England; Anne, Queen consort of Richard III King of England; Margaret, of York Duchess consort of Charles the Bold Duke of Burgundy; Elizabeth, Queen consort of Henry VII King of England; Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Gristwood
ISBN: 9780465018314 0465018319
OCLC Number: 820942369
Description: xxv, 390 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1445-1460, Lancaster. Fatal marriage ; "The red rose and the white" ; "A woman's fear" ; "No women's matters" ; "Captain Margaret" ; "Mightiness meets misery" --
1460-1471. "To love a king" ; "Fortune's pageant" ; "Domestic broils" ; "That was a queen" --
1471-1483. "My lovely queen" ; "Fortune's womb" ; Mother of griefs ; "A golden sorrow" --
1483-1485. "Weeping queens" ; "Innocent blood" ; "Look to your wife" ; "Anne my wife" ; "In Bosworth Field" --
1485-1509. "True succeeders" ; "Golden sovereignty" ; "The edge of traitors" ; "Civil wounds" ; Like a queen inter me ; "Our noble mother."
Responsibility: Sarah Gristwood.

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A historian describes the drama and family feuding within the Plantagenets, England's fifteenth-century ruling family, from the perspective of the mothers, wives and daughters who wove a web of loyalty and betrayal that ultimately gave way to the Tudors.

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