Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, 1473-1541: Loyalty, Lineage and Leadership

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University of Wales Press, 2009 - Всего страниц: 273

In this first biography of a significant female figure in the male-dominated world of British Tudor politics, Hazel Pierce reconsiders the life and martyrdom of Catholic duchess Margaret Pole against the changing social and political landscape of her times. Pole, niece of both Edward IV and Richard III, was the only woman apart from Anne Boleyn to hold a peerage in her own right during the sixteenth century, and this important contribution to medieval scholarship provides a matchless understanding of aristocratic women during that time period, as well as new interpretations of Henry VIII and his relationship with the nobility.

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Hazel Pierce is a historian and member of the Royal Historical Society who has published widely on fifteen- and sixteenth-century British history.

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