The Women of the Cousins' War: The Duchess, the Queen, and the King's Mother

The Women of the Cousins' War: The Duchess, the Queen, and the King's Mother

Philippa Gregory


number 1 New York Times bestselling writer Philippa Gregory joins eminent historians to discover the extreme actual tales of 3 girls mostly forgotten by way of historical past: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, queen of britain; and Margaret Beaufort, the founding father of the Tudor dynasty.

In her essay on Jacquetta, Philippa Gregory makes use of unique files, archaeology, and histories of fantasy and witchcraft to create the first-ever biography of the younger duchess who survived reigns and wars to turn into the 1st woman at rival courts. David Baldwin, confirmed authority at the Wars of the Roses, tells the tale of Elizabeth Woodville, the 1st commoner to marry a king of britain for romance. And Michael Jones, fellow of the Royal ancient Society, writes of Margaret Beaufort, the almost-unknown matriarch of the home of Tudor.

Beautifully illustrated all through with infrequent snap shots and resource fabrics, The ladies of the Cousins’ War bargains attention-grabbing insights into the inspirations at the back of Philippa Gregory’s fiction and may entice all with an curiosity during this epic interval.

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