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The Resource She-wolves : the women who ruled England before Elizabeth, Helen Castor

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

Label
She-wolves : the women who ruled England before Elizabeth
Title
She-wolves
Title remainder
the women who ruled England before Elizabeth
Statement of responsibility
Helen Castor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 presumptions 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?-- From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Castor, Helen
Dewey number
942.009/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DA28.2
LC item number
.C37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elizabeth
  • Queens
  • Queens
  • Monarchy
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
She-wolves : the women who ruled England before Elizabeth, Helen Castor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [461]-468) and index
Contents
Beginnings. July 6, 1553: the king is dead -- Long live the queen? -- Matilda : Lady of England. This land grew dark -- Mathilda imperatrix -- Lady of England -- Greatest in her offspring -- Eleanor : an incomparable woman. An incomparable woman -- The war without love -- By the wrath of God, queen of England -- Surpassing almost all the queens of this world -- Isabella : iron lady. One man so loved another -- Dearest and most powerful -- "Someone has come between my husband and myself" -- Iron lady -- Margaret : a great and strong laboured woman. Our lady sovereign -- A great and strong laboured woman -- Might and power -- The queen sustains us -- New beginnings. July 6, 1553: Long live the queen -- Not of ladies' capacity -- A queen and by the same title a king also
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 480 p.
Isbn
9780061430770
Isbn Type
(trade pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010013263
Other physical details
col. ill., maps, geneal. tables
System control number
  • ocn595738997
  • (OCoLC)595738997
Label
She-wolves : the women who ruled England before Elizabeth, Helen Castor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [461]-468) and index
Contents
Beginnings. July 6, 1553: the king is dead -- Long live the queen? -- Matilda : Lady of England. This land grew dark -- Mathilda imperatrix -- Lady of England -- Greatest in her offspring -- Eleanor : an incomparable woman. An incomparable woman -- The war without love -- By the wrath of God, queen of England -- Surpassing almost all the queens of this world -- Isabella : iron lady. One man so loved another -- Dearest and most powerful -- "Someone has come between my husband and myself" -- Iron lady -- Margaret : a great and strong laboured woman. Our lady sovereign -- A great and strong laboured woman -- Might and power -- The queen sustains us -- New beginnings. July 6, 1553: Long live the queen -- Not of ladies' capacity -- A queen and by the same title a king also
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 480 p.
Isbn
9780061430770
Isbn Type
(trade pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010013263
Other physical details
col. ill., maps, geneal. tables
System control number
  • ocn595738997
  • (OCoLC)595738997

Library Locations

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