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The Resource Blood sisters : the women behind the Wars of the Roses, Sarah Gristwood

Blood sisters : the women behind the Wars of the Roses, Sarah Gristwood

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Blood sisters : the women behind the Wars of the Roses
Title
Blood sisters
Title remainder
the women behind the Wars of the Roses
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Sarah Gristwood
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
To contemporaries, the Wars of the Roses were known collectively as a “cousins<U+2019> war.” The series of dynastic conflicts that tore apart the ruling Plantagenet family in fifteenth-century England was truly a domestic drama, as fraught and intimate as any family feud before or since. As acclaimed historian Sarah Gristwood reveals in Blood Sisters, while the events of this turbulent time are usually described in terms of the male leads who fought and died seeking the throne, a handful of powerful women would prove just as decisive as their kinfolks<U+2019> clashing armies. These mothers, wives, and daughters were locked in a web of loyalty and betrayal that would ultimately change the course of English history. In a captivating, multigenerational narrative, Gristwood traces the rise and rule of the seven most critical women in the wars: from Marguerite of Anjou, wife of the Lancastrian Henry VI, who steered the kingdom in her insane husband<U+2019>s stead; to Cecily Neville, matriarch of the rival Yorkist clan, whose son Edward IV murdered his own brother to maintain power; to Margaret Beaufort, who gave up her own claim to the throne in favor of her son, a man who would become the first of a new line of Tudor kings. A richly drawn, absorbing epic, Blood Sisters is a tale of hopeful births alongside bloody deaths, of romance as well as brutal pragmatism. It is a story of how women, and the power that women could wield, helped to end the Wars of the Roses, paving the way for the Tudor age<U+2014>and the creation of modern England
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contains biographical information
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10170025
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Gristwood, Sarah
Dewey number
942.04092/52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA250
LC item number
.G75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Plantagenet, House of
  • Margaret
  • York, Cecily
  • Elizabeth
  • Anne
  • Margaret
  • Elizabeth
  • Beaufort, Margaret
Target audience
adult
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the women behind the Wars of the Roses
Label
Blood sisters : the women behind the Wars of the Roses, Sarah Gristwood
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-370) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1445-1460, Lancaster. Fatal marriage ; "The red rose and the white" ; "A woman's fear" ; "No women's matters" ; "Captain Margaret" ; "Mightiness meets misery" -- 1460-1471. "To love a king" ; "Fortune's pageant" ; "Domestic broils" ; "That was a queen" -- 1471-1483. "My lovely queen" ; "Fortune's womb" ; Mother of griefs ; "A golden sorrow" -- 1483-1485. "Weeping queens" ; "Innocent blood" ; "Look to your wife" ; "Anne my wife" ; "In Bosworth Field" -- 1485-1509. "True succeeders" ; "Golden sovereignty" ; "The edge of traitors" ; "Civil wounds" ; Like a queen inter me ; "Our noble mother."
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 390 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780465018314
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012044813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 820942369
  • (OCoLC)820942369
Label
Blood sisters : the women behind the Wars of the Roses, Sarah Gristwood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1445-1460, Lancaster. Fatal marriage ; "The red rose and the white" ; "A woman's fear" ; "No women's matters" ; "Captain Margaret" ; "Mightiness meets misery" -- 1460-1471. "To love a king" ; "Fortune's pageant" ; "Domestic broils" ; "That was a queen" -- 1471-1483. "My lovely queen" ; "Fortune's womb" ; Mother of griefs ; "A golden sorrow" -- 1483-1485. "Weeping queens" ; "Innocent blood" ; "Look to your wife" ; "Anne my wife" ; "In Bosworth Field" -- 1485-1509. "True succeeders" ; "Golden sovereignty" ; "The edge of traitors" ; "Civil wounds" ; Like a queen inter me ; "Our noble mother."
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 390 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780465018314
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012044813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 820942369
  • (OCoLC)820942369

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