She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Helen castor has an exhilarating narrative gift.  .  .  . Readers will love this book, finding it wholly absorbing and rewarding. Hilary mantel, booker prize-winning author of wolf hall in the tradition of antonia Fraser, eye-opening examination of women and power in England, David Starkey, prize-winning historian Helen Castor delivers a compelling, and Alison Weir, witnessed through the lives of six women who exercised power against all odds—and one who never got the chance.

She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth #ad - Exploring the narratives of the empress matilda, ” as well as that of the nine days' Queen, Margaret of Anjou, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, Lady Jane Grey, and other “she-wolves, Castor invokes a magisterial discussion of how much—and how little—has changed through the centuries.

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The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty

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Grove Press #ad - What did the monarchs eat? what clothes did they wear, and taking us into the kitchens, and cared for? how did they wield power? When sick, and bedrooms at court, bought, how were they treated? What games did they play? How did they practice their faith? And whom did they love, The Private Lives of the Tudors charts the course of the entire dynasty, bathrooms, and how were they designed, and how did they give birth to the all-important heirs?Exploring their education, schoolrooms, sexual lives, upbringing, surfacing new and fascinating insights into these celebrated figures.

Their love affairs, their political triumphs, and their overturning of the religious order are the subject of countless works of popular scholarship. In the private lives of the tudors, acclaimed historian Tracy Borman delves deep behind the public face of the monarchs, showing us what their lives were like beyond the stage of the court.

The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty #ad - Drawing on original material from those closest to them—courtiers like the “groom of the stool, ” a much-coveted position, surprisingly—Borman examines Tudor life in fine detail. But for all we know about henry’s quest for male heirs, or Elizabeth’s purported virginity, the lives of the Tudor monarchs away from the public eye remain largely beyond our grasp, mostly not chronicled by previous historians.

England’s tudor monarchs—henry vii, edward vi, henry VIII, Mary I, and Elizabeth I—are perhaps the most celebrated and fascinating of all royal families in history.

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Corsets and Codpieces: A History of Outrageous Fashion, from Roman Times to the Modern Era

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Skyhorse #ad - While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home. Corsets and codpieces is a fascination read for history buffs and fashionistas alike.

Skyhorse publishing, medieval times, as well as our arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the old West, the American Civil War, gladiators, the JFK assassination, Hitler and his henchmen, the American Revolution, the Third Reich, Vikings, ancient Rome, conspiracies, and much more.

Have you ever wondered why we wear the type of clothes we do? Packed with outlandish outfits, this exciting history of fashion trends reveals the flamboyant fashions adopted and discarded by our ancestors. In the days before cosmetic surgery, people used bum rolls and bombastic breeches to augment their figures, painted their faces with poisonous concoctions, and doused themselves with scent to cover body odor.

Corsets and Codpieces: A History of Outrageous Fashion, from Roman Times to the Modern Era #ad - Take a fresh look at history’s hidden fashion disasters and discover the stories behind historical garments: How removing a medieval woman’s headdress could reveal her as a harlot Why Tudor men traded in their oversized codpieces for corsets How crinoline caused a spate of shoplifting among Victorian ladiesKaren Bowman charts our sartorial history from the animal skins first used to cover our modesty and show off hunting skills, right up to the twentieth-century drive for practicality and comfort.

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Joan of Arc: A History

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Harper #ad - From the author of the acclaimed she-Wolves, surprising, the complex, and engaging story of one of the most remarkable women of the medieval world—as never told before. Helen castor tells afresh the gripping story of the peasant girl from Domremy who hears voices from God, is burned at the stake for heresy, leads the French army to victory, and eventually becomes a saint.

But unlike the traditional narrative, a story already shaped by the knowledge of what Joan would become and told in hindsight, Castor’s Joan of Arc: A History takes us back to fifteenth century France and tells the story forwards. We meet this extraordinary girl amid the tumultuous events of her extraordinary world where no one—not Joan herself, nor the people around her—princes, soldiers, bishops, or peasants—knew what would happen next.

Joan of Arc: A History #ad - Adding complexity, depth, and placing her actions in the context of the larger political and religious conflicts of fifteenth century France, and fresh insight into Joan’s life, Joan of Arc: A History is history at its finest and a surprising new portrait of this remarkable woman. Joan of arc: a history features an 8-page color insert.

Instead of an icon, in fighting the english, she gives us a living, breathing woman confronting the challenges of faith and doubt, a roaring girl who, was also taking sides in a bloody civil war.

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The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders

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Counterpoint #ad - To research this book, Stuart Kells traveled around the world with his young family like modern-day "library tourists. Kells discovered that stories about libraries are stories about people, containing every possible human drama. The best are magical, fabled places whose fame has become part of the cultural wealth they are designed to preserve.

Excellent. The library is a celebration of books as objects, a celebration of the anthropology and physicality of books and bookish space, and an account of the human side of these hallowed spaces by a leading and passionate bibliophile. The Library. Abounds in fascinating tales. The new york Times Book Review.

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders #ad - Tracks the history of that greatest of all cultural institutions. The washington post Libraries are much more than mere collections of volumes.

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Edward III: The Perfect King

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RosettaBooks #ad - Mortimer traces how edward’s reforms made feudal England a thriving, sophisticated country and one of Europe’s major military powers. The perfect king was often the instigator of his own drama, but he also overthrew tyrannous guardians as a teenager and ushered in a period of chivalric ideals. Revered as one of the country’s most illustrious leaders for centuries, he was also a usurper and a warmonger who ordered his uncle beheaded.

Holding power for over fifty years starting in 1327, Edward III was one of England’s most influential kings—and one who shaped the course of English history. A look at the brutal, brilliant fourteenth-century ruler, by the bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England. The most remarkable medieval historian of our time.

Edward III: The Perfect King #ad - The times London. A brutal man, to be sure, but a brilliant one. Ideal for anyone fascinated by medieval history, artistic traditions, this lively book provides new insight into Edward III’s lasting influence on the justice system, language, and architecture of the country. Noted historian ian mortimer offers the first comprehensive look at the life of Edward III.

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The Tudor Crown

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HarperCollins #ad - An intriguing tale, the wars of the roses scatter the lancastrian nobility and young henry tudor, told with confidence’ The Times‘A great tale… the golden thread that led to the crown of England’ Conn IgguldenShe’ll betray her king to crown her sonWhen Edward of York takes back the English crown, with a strong claim to the throne, is forced into exile.

Recently widowed and vulnerable, his mother, forges an uncomfortable alliance with Edward’s queen, Lady Margaret Beaufort, Elizabeth Woodville. But can she tread the precarious line between duty to her husband, and her obligation to God and the king?When tragedy befalls Edward’s reign, loyalty to her son, Richard of York’s ruthless actions fire the ambition of mother and son.

The Tudor Crown #ad - As their destinies converge each of them will be exposed to betrayal and treachery and in their gruelling bid for the Tudor crown, both must be prepared to pay the ultimate price…. Swearing an oath of allegiance to York, Margaret agrees to marry the king’s shrewdest courtier, Lord Stanley.

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Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors

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Thomas Dunne Books #ad - But he also gives us a vivid sense of how England's early people lived: the homes they built, the clothes the wore, the food they ate, even the jokes they told. He guides us from the building of Stonehenge to the founding of the two great glories of medieval England: common law and the cathedrals. The first book in peter ackroyd's history of England series, which has since been followed up with two more installments, Tudors and Rebellion.

In foundation, in 1509, of the first tudor king, the thames, takes us from the primeval forests of England's prehistory to the death, the chronicler of London and of its river, Henry VII. He shows us glimpses of the country's most distant past--a neolithic stirrup found in a grave, Saxon, a Saxon tomb, despite being themselves Roman, Viking, a medieval manor house--and describes in rich prose the successive waves of invaders who made England English, a Roman fort, or Norman French.

Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors #ad - With his extraordinary skill for evoking time and place and his acute eye for the telling detail, Ackroyd recounts the story of warring kings, of civil strife, and foreign wars. All are brought vividly to life in this history of England through the narrative mastery of one of Britain's finest writers.

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Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte

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Ballantine Books #ad - Their extravagance was unprecedented, even by the standards of Versailles. Born marie-josèphe-rose de tascher de La Pagerie on the Caribbean island of Martinique, the woman Napoleon would later call Josephine was the ultimate survivor. The book flows and jumps, taking the reader by the hand through tormented times in French history without ever letting you go or losing itself in the intricacies of French politics.

The times   “a sparkling account of this most fallible and endearing of women. Daily mail   “A whirlwind tour of French history. The telegraph. The story of the Corsican soldier’s incredible rise has been well documented. Now, luminous account, kate williams draws back the curtain on the woman who beguiled him: her humble origins, in this spellbinding, her exorbitant appetites, and the tragic turn of events that led to her undoing.

Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte #ad - From cnn’s official royal historian, a highly praised young author with a doctorate from Oxford University, comes the extraordinary rags-to-riches story of the woman who conquered Napoleon’s heart—and with it, an empire. The attraction was mutual, immediate, and intense. In 1795, she met Napoleon. Williams is no stranger to creating works on strong and influential women, as in those works, and, here she does an admirable job of demystifying Josephine.

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Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe

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Basic Books #ad - A fascinating group biography and a thrilling political epic, Game of Queens explores the lives of some of the most beloved and reviled queens in history. From isabella of castile, anne boleyn, to catherine de Medici, and her granddaughter Mary Tudor, and Elizabeth Tudor, these women wielded enormous power over their territories, shaping the course of European history for over a century.

Across boundaries and generations, these royal women were mothers and daughters, mentors and protégées, allies and enemies. Sarah gristwood has written a masterpiece that effortlessly and enthrallingly interweaves the amazing stories of women who ruled in Europe during the Renaissance period. Alison weir sixteenth-century Europe saw an explosion of female rule.

Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe #ad - For the first time, Europe saw a sisterhood of queens who would not be equaled until modern times.

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The Forgotten Tudor Women: Anne Seymour, Jane Dudley & Elisabeth Parr

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#ad - Elisabeth parr, sister-in-law of Queen Katherine Parr, married for love and became Elizabeth I’s favourite lady-in-waiting. The tudor age was a hazardous time for ambitious women: courtly life exposed them to “pride, executions were part of everyday life, indignation, envy, scorning and derision”, death in childbirth was a real possibility and plagues sweeping regularly through the country could wipe out entire generations of families.

Jane dudley was a wife and mother who fought for her family until her last breath. Born into the most turbulent period of england’s history, these women’s lives interplayed with the great dramas of the Tudor age, and their stories deserve to be told independently of their husbands. Anne seymour, jane dudley and Elisabeth Parr all have their own unique stories to tell.

The Forgotten Tudor Women: Anne Seymour, Jane Dudley & Elisabeth Parr #ad - Anne seymour served all of henry viii’s six wives and brushed with treason more than once, but she died in her bed as a wealthy old matriarch. It’s high time for these women’s stories to be heard. Yet anne, jane and elisabeth lived through all this and left their indelible marks on history.

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