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GAME OF QUEENS : the women who made sixteenth -century europe.

Author: SARAH GRISTWOOD
Publisher: [S.l.] : ONEWORLD PUBLICATIONS, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As religion divided 16th-century Europe, an extraordinary group of women rose to power. They governed nations while kings fought in foreign lands. They ruled on behalf of nephews, brothers and sons. They negotiated peace between their warring nations. For decades, they ran Europe. Small wonder that it was in this century that the queen became the most powerful piece on the chessboard. From mother to daughter and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: SARAH GRISTWOOD
ISBN: 1786071002 9781786071002
OCLC Number: 986847792

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As religion divided 16th-century Europe, an extraordinary group of women rose to power. They governed nations while kings fought in foreign lands. They ruled on behalf of nephews, brothers and sons. They negotiated peace between their warring nations. For decades, they ran Europe. Small wonder that it was in this century that the queen became the most powerful piece on the chessboard. From mother to daughter and mentor to protegee, Sarah Gristwood follows the passage of power from Isabella of Castile and Anne de Beaujeu through Anne Boleyn - the woman who tipped England into religious reform - and on to Elizabeth I and Jeanne d'Albret, heroine of the Protestant Reformation.

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