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She-wolves : the women who ruled England before Elizabeth / Helen Castor.

Castor, Helen. (Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Chester - Main Library 942.009 CAS (Text) 35301002925916 Adult NonFiction Available -
Colleton - Main Library 942.0099 Castor, Helen (Text) 3010269113 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 07/29/2014
Dorchester - Summerville Branch 942.0099 CAS (Text) 30018003989577 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
York - Lake Wylie Branch 942.009 CASTOR (Text) 33205010205892 Adult NonFiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780061430770 (sc)
  • ISBN: 9780061430763 (hc)
  • Physical Description: xv, 480 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill., maps, geneal. tables ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, c2011.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Pt. 1. Beginnings -- pt. 2. Matilda : Lady of England -- pt. 3. Eleanor : an incomparable woman -- pt. 4. Isabella : iron lady -- pt. 5. Margaret : a great and strong laboured woman -- pt. 6. New beginnings.
Summary, etc.: When Edward VI died in 1553, the extraordinary fact was that there was no one left to claim the title of king of England. For the first time, England would have a reigning queen, but the question was which one: Katherine of Aragon's daughter, Mary; Anne Boleyn's daughter, Elizabeth; or one of their cousins, Lady Jane Grey or Mary, Queen of Scots. But female rule in England also had a past. Four hundred years before Edward's death, Matilda, daughter of Henry I and granddaughter of William the Conqueror, came tantalizingly close to securing the crown for herself. And between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries three more exceptional women -- Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, and Margaret of Anjou -- discovered how much was possible if pre-sumptions of male rule were not confronted so explicitly, and just how quickly they might be vilified as "she-wolves" for their pains. The stories of these women, told here in all their vivid detail, expose the paradox that female heirs to the Tudor throne had no choice but to negotiate. Man was the head of woman, and the king was the head of all. How, then, could royal power lie in female hands? - Publisher.
Subject: Queens > England > Biography.
Queens > Great Britain > History > To 1500.
Great Britain > History > Elizabeth, 1558-1603.
Great Britain > Kings and rulers > Biography.
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603.
Monarchy > Great Britain > History > To 1500.
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