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#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