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She-wolves : the women who ruled England before Elizabeth

Author: Helen Castor
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2011, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The boy in the bed was just fifteen years old. He had been handsome, perhaps recently; but now his face was swollen and disfigured by disease, and by the treatments his doctors had prescribed him in the attempt to ward off its ravages.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Matilda, Empress consort of Henry V Holy Roman Emperor; Eleanor, of Aquitaine Queen consort of Henry II King of England; Isabella, Queen consort of Edward II King of England; Margaret, of Anjou Queen consort of Henry VI King of England; Eleanor, of Aquitaine Queen consort of Henry II King of England; Isabella, Queen consort of Edward II King of England; Margaret, of Anjou Queen consort of Henry VI King of England; Matilda, Empress consort of Henry V Holy Roman Emperor
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Castor
ISBN: 9780571237067 0571237061
OCLC Number: 765525978
Description: xiii, 474 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill., geneal. tables ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Helen Castor.

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When Edward VI - Henry VIII's longed-for son - died in 1553, extraordinarily, there was no one left to claim the title King of England. For the first time, all the contenders for the crown were  Read more...

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