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She-Wolves When Edward VI Henry VIII S Longed For Son Died In 1553, Extraordinarily, There Was No One Left To Claim The Title King Of England For The First Time, All The Contenders For The Crown Were Female.In 1553, England Was About To Experience The Monstrous Regiment The Unnatural Rule Of A Woman 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 Conquerer, Came Tantalisingly Close To Securing Her Hold On The Power Of The Crown And Between The 12th And The 15th Centuries Three Exceptional Women Eleanor Of Aquitaine, Isabella Of France, And Margaret Of Anjou Discovered, As Queens Consort And Dowager, How Much Was Possible If The Presumptions Of Male Rule Were Not Confronted So Explicitly.The Stories Of These Women Told Here In All Their Vivid Humanity Illustrate The Paradox Which The 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 A Woman Be King, How Could Royal Power Lie In Female Hands

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  • Hardcover
  • 480 pages
  • She-Wolves
  • Helen Castor
  • English
  • 26 May 2017
  • 0571237053

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  1. says:

    4.5 History buffs won t come across a finer book written as it captures the very essence of four strong minded women, Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, and Margaret of Anjou Brilliantly told with a considerable amount of detail, Helen Castor relies heavily on well documented records to tell the story of how these exceptional women came forth by t...


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    NERD ALERT This is the yardstick by which I measure all nonfiction Historians often sacrifice the human aspect their subject to detail dates, times, economics, etc They often overload you with information for no clear reason, maybe to validate their amount of research Or they can go the opposite tack and leave you desperate for a year, a town, a battle, dear god anything you can use as a frame of reference Helen Castor is not that type of historian She is a consummate storyteller who NERD ALERT This is the yardstick by which I measure all nonfiction Historians often sacrifice the human aspect their subject to detail dates, times, economics, etc They often overload you with information for no clear reason, maybe to validate their amount of research Or they can go the opposite tack and leave you desperate for a year, a town, a battle, dear god anything you can use as a frame of reference Helen Castor is not that type of historian She is a consummate storyteller who supplies her nerds with their fix of dates, names, and places Say Simon Schama is at one end of the nonfiction spectrum the modern day chronicler who relies on the beauty of English language to tell the story of the English people, but often ignores specific dates and places and a McGraw Hill history textbook dry and matter o...


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    For a rigorous non fiction history book, this one s so easy to read that time flies by without notice and before you know, you ve finished it Helen Castor is definitely one of those few academics who can narrate true facts from history as if it were a novel, very amenable style, and not dry at all despite the amount of information.And it s so enjoyable despite already being pretty fairly familiar with the women discussed in this book, four extraordinary women who wielded royal power before the For a rigorous non fiction history book, this one s so easy to read that time flies by without notice and before you know, you ve finished it Helen Castor is definitely one of those few academics who can narrate true facts from history as if it were a novel, very amenable style, and not dry at all despite the amount of information.And it s so enjoyable despite already being pretty fairly familiar with the women discussed in this book, four extraordinary women who wielded royal power before the three Tudor queens that count as Britain s first official female rulers on their own right Their names are Empress Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, and Margaret of Anjou, and each of them led a very tumultuous life as Queen of England, or aspiring Queen Regnant in the case of the first, and s...


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    Description When Edward VI Henry VIII s longed for son died in 1553, extraordinarily, there was no one left to claim the title King of England For the first time, all the contenders for the crown were female.In 1553, England was about to experience the monstrous regiment the unnatural rule of a woman 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 Conquerer, came ta...


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    4.5 5Over the years, for one reason or another, I ve picked up a hell of a lot of English history through inadvertent measures The Tudors and the Borgias are the two families I ve studied on an amateur level since grade school, and a systematic repetition of Shakespeare at various levels of education and varied modes of entertainment has built up an instinctive recognition of names and plots that, for all the 16th 17th century fanfiction treatment, still serves me well My story is not unusual 4.5 5Over the years, for one reason or another, I ve picked up a hell of a lot of English history through inadvertent measures The Tudors and the Borgias are the two families I ve studied on an amateur level since grade school, and a systematic repetition of Shakespeare at various levels of education and varied modes of entertainment ...


  6. says:

    Really excellent history and an easy and compelling read I had been involved in a discussion on the subjects of this book with a fellow GR reviewer and friend which inspired me to read it myself and I am glad that I did For myself, the most interesting sections were on Isabelle and Margaret of Anjou, simply because they were less well known to me but I enjoyed this so much that I have every intention of reading anything and everyth...


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    I borrowed this book from the library about a lifetime ago So I really should be taking it back But once you reach the max finereally, what s the incentive The hold up was that I couldn t get into it It s not that the subject isn t interesting, because I dare you to find something boring about Eleanor of Aquitaine Double Dog Dare The problem was the writing The first parts of the book were pretty much recitations of facts and happenings, with very little analysis She covers Matilda, E I borrowed this book from the library about a lifetime ago So I really should be taking it back But once you reach the max finereally, what s the incentive The hold up was that I couldn t get into it It s not that the subject isn t interesting, because I dare you to find something boring about Eleanor of Aquitaine Double Dog Dare The problem was the writing The first parts of the book were pretty much recitations of facts and happenings, with very little analysis She covers Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, Margaret of Anjou, and Mary Tudor And wow, did she skimp on Mary Tudor I admit she wasn t Queen for long, but she deserved a fewpages at least It wasn t until she started comparing and explaining how these women fit together and set the stage for Elizabeth, perhap...


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    This was supposed to be a quick note of thanks to the author, but it morphed into a review fangirl squee overshare Enjoy Or not Dear Dr Castor,I just finished your wonderful book, SHE WOLVES The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth, and had to write you to rave Also, I m pretty annoyed at you because my book bill is about to go sky high er and frankly, you might want to think about starting fundraisers for your readers, because I doubt I m the only one with this problem.I ve been This was supposed to be a quick note of thanks to the author, but it morphed into a review fangirl squee overshare Enjoy Or not Dear Dr Castor,I just finished your wonderful book, SHE WOLVES The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth, and had to write you to rave Also, I m pretty annoyed at you because my book bill is about to go sky high er and frankly, you might want to think about starting fundraisers for your readers, because I doubt I m the only one with this problem.I ve been into the Tudors for years, especially Henry VIII and his wives, long before Showtime cast a slender brunette of medium height to play Henry I read everything about them I could find and eventually started to get Tudor ed out there were only so many takes on Ann Boleyn s fall, and Henry s growing sociopathy and waistline, before I needed a break So I started reading about the gang...


  9. says:

    I can t remember the last time I spent three plus weeks reading a book straight through In retrospect, maybe I should have alternated queenly chapters with lighter reading, but I found this fascinating on the whole and was highly motivated by wanting to see what happened next I found this very dense, rather than dry, and actually a lot of fun But it was slow going keeping all the Edwards and Isabellas straight, making sure I was following which faction was on which side at any given time a I can t remember the last time I spent three plus weeks reading a book straight through In retrospect, maybe I should have alternated queenly chapters with lighter reading, but I found this fascinating on the whole and was highly motivated by wanting to see what happened next I found this very dense, rather than dry, and actually a lot of fun But it was slow going keeping all the Edwards and Isabellas straight, making sure I was following which faction was on which side at any given time a...


  10. says:

    She Wolves is a muchdynamic and pacey work on some of the strong willed and powerful queens that ruled England, compared to Lisa Hilton s Queens Consort though that, covering the entire medieval period rather than selected queens, iscomplete Helen Castor s writing is better, though, and her selection of queens makes her workinteresting because they re the queens who wielded real power.She discusses Empress Matilda, Eleanor of Acquitaine, Isabella of France, and Marguerite o She Wolves is a muchdynamic and pacey work on some of the strong willed and powerful queens that ruled England, compared to Lisa Hilton s Queens Consort though that, covering the entire medieval period rather than selected queens, iscomplete Helen Castor s writing is better, though, and her selection of queens makes her workinteresting because they re the queens who wielded real power.She discusses Empress Matilda, Eleanor of Acquitaine, Isabella of France, and Marguerite of Anjou, and the way their reigns over England mostly as Queens Consort shaped the situation which allowed Lady Jane Grey, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I to rule Her idea that those four queens were the instrumental ones seem...

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