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She-wolves : the women who ruled England before Elizabeth

This volume presents the story of the so-called "she-wolves" that paved the way for the Golden Age of Elizabethan rule that followed after them. These early queens of England and France (Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, Margaret of Anjou, and Mary Tudor) demonstrated through intelligence, strength and sheer will power how to rule without male support
Print Book, English, ©2011
HarperCollins, New York, ©2011
xv, 480 pages : color illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
9780061430763, 9780061430770, 0061430765, 0061430773
Beginnings. July 6, 1553 : the king is dead
Long live the queen?
Matilda : Lady of England. This land grew dark
Mathilda imperatrix
Lady of England
Greatest in her offspring
Eleanor : an incomparable woman. An incomparable woman
The war without love
By the wrath of God, queen of England
Surpassing almost all the queens of this world
Isabella : iron lady. One man so loved another
Dearest and most powerful
"Someone has come between my husband and myself"
Iron lady
Margaret : a great and strong laboured woman. Our lady sovereign
A great and strong laboured woman
Might and power
The queen sustains us
New beginnings. July 6, 1553 : Long live the queen
Not of ladies' capacity
A queen and by the same title a king also