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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:   Print 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: History
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 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations --
Preface --
Part I. Beginnings --
1. July 6, 1553: The King Is Dead --
2. Long Live the Queen? --
Part II. Matilda: Lady of England --
3. This Land Grew Dark --
4. Mathilda Imperatrix --
5. Lady of England --
6. Greatest in Her Offspring --
Part III. Eleanor: An Incomparable Woman --
7. An Incomparable Woman --
8. The War Without Love --
9. By the Wrath of God, Queen of England --
10. Surpassing Almost All the Queens of This World --
Part IV. Isabella: Iron Lady --
11. One Man So Loved Another --
12. Dearest and Most Powerful --
13. "Someone Has Come Between My Husband and Myself" --
14. Iron Lady --
Part V. Margaret: A Great and Strong Laboured Woman --
15. Our Lady Sovereign --
16. A Great and Strong Laboured Woman --
17. Might and Power --
18. The Queen Sustains Us --
Part VI. New Beginnings --
19. July 6, 1553: Long Live the Queen --
20. Not of Ladies' Capacity --
21. A Queen and by the Same Title a King Also --
Note on Sources and Further Reading --
Index.
Responsibility: Helen Castor.
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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? This title offers the stories of four exceptional women who,  Read more...

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