The Women of the Cousins' War

The Women of the Cousins' War

The Duchess, the Queen, and the King's Mother

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Baker & Taylor
Draws on original documents, archaeology, and other sources to share the stories of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, the wife of Edward IV; and Margaret Beaufort, the founder of the Tudor dynasty.

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The best-selling author of The Other Boleyn Girl and two leading historians draw on original documents, archaeology and other sources to share the true stories of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of England; and Margaret Beaufort, the lesser-known founder of the Tudor dynasty. 40,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory joins two eminent historians to explore the extraordinary true stories of three women largely forgotten by history: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, queen of England; and Margaret Beaufort, the founder of the Tudor dynasty.

In her essay on Jacquetta, Philippa Gregory uses original documents, archaeology, and histories of myth and witchcraft to create the first-ever biography of the young duchess who survived two reigns and two wars to become the first lady at two rival courts. David Baldwin, established authority on the Wars of the Roses, tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the first commoner to marry a king of England for love. And Michael Jones, fellow of the Royal Historical Society, writes of Margaret Beaufort, the almost-unknown matriarch of the House of Tudor.

Beautifully illustrated throughout with rare portraits and source materials, The Women of the Cousins’ War offers fascinating insights into the inspirations behind Philippa Gregory’s fiction and will appeal to all with an interest in this epic period.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011
Edition: 1st Touchstone Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451629545
1451629540
9780857201775
0857201778
Branch Call Number: 942.04 G862w
Characteristics: 342 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Baldwin, David 1947-
Jones, Michael K.

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ErikaMaria
Apr 18, 2012

Excellent book to explore further this 3 incredible women's lives.

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