Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses

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HarperCollins Publishers, 13 сент. 2012 г. - Всего страниц: 416
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The true story of the White Queen and more, this is a thrilling history of the extraordinary noblewomen who lived through the Wars of the Roses.

The events of the Wars of the Roses are usually described in terms of the men involved: Richard Duke of York, Henry VI, Edward IV, Richard III and Henry VII. But these years were also packed with women’s drama and – in the tales of conflicted maternity and monstrous births – alive with female energy.

In this completely original book, Sarah Gristwood sheds light on a neglected dimension of English history: the impact of Tudor women on the Wars of the Roses. She examines, among others, Cecily Neville, who was deprived of being queen when her husband died at the Battle of Wakefield; Elizabeth Woodville, the commoner who married Edward IV in secret; Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, whose love and ambition for her son knew no bounds.

Until now, the lives of these women have remained little known to the general public. Sarah Gristwood tells their stories in detail for the first time. Captivating and original, this is historical writing of the most important kind.

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This book tells the stories of 7 women who are all connected. There are cousin connections, mother-in-law and daughter-in-law connections, and so much more. It not only told the stories of 7 women but showed how they were all part of one bigger story. Читать весь отзыв

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Another one of my War of the Roses read I enjoyed Blood Sisters because it dealt with the women of the family. Most historians focus on the obvious part of the War of the Roses the men of the York and ... Читать весь отзыв

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Sarah Gristwood was born in Kent and read English at St Anne’s College, Oxford University. She has written for the ‘Guardian’, the ‘Telegraph’, the ‘Independent’ and the ‘Mail’ and for magazines including the ‘New Statesman’ and ‘Empire’. The author of Sunday Times bestseller, ‘Arbella: England’s Lost Queen’, she is married to film critic Derek Malcolm and lives in London and Kent.

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