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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
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (colour) ; 20 cm

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A BBC History Magazine Book of the Year - the rise and fall of the women who ruled sixteenth-century Europe  Read more...

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`Gristwood handles multiple narrative strands with tremendous finesse... Densely packed with fascinating material, this immensely ambitious undertaking succeeds triumphantly.' * <i>Literary Review Read more...

 
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