Game Of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-century Europe by Sarah GristwoodGame Of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-century Europe by Sarah Gristwood

Game Of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-century Europe

bySarah Gristwood

Hardcover | November 29, 2016

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Sixteenth-century Europe saw an explosion of female rule#151;whether they were on the throne or behind the scenes, women held unprecedented power for more than a hundred years. From Isabella of Castile, her daughter Katherine of Aragon, and her granddaughter Mary Tudor, to Catherine de Medici, Anne Boleyn, and Elizabeth Tudor, these women wielded enormous power over their territories, shaping the course of European history for over a century.

Isabella of Castile, armor-clad, followed her soldiers onto the battlefield. Margaret of Austria and Louise of Savoy, two queen regents, put an end to years of war with their "Ladies' Peace.” Anne Boleyn was raised in Margaret of Austria's court, surrounded by powerful women; her daughter, Elizabeth Tudor, grew up to be one of the most famous queens in history. Across boundaries and generations, these royal women were mothers and daughters, mentors and protégées, allies and enemies. For the first time, Europe saw a sisterhood of women who exercised their authority in uniquely feminine ways and would not be equaled until modern times.

At once a fascinating group biography and a thrilling political epic,Game of Queensexplores the lives of some of the most beloved (and reviled) queens in history. From the rise of this age of queens to its eventual collapse, one thing was certain: Europe would never be the same.
Sarah Gristwoodis a regular contributor to many London publications as well as a commentator on royal and historical affairs. The author of several previous books, includingBlood Sisters, Gristwood splits her time between London and Kent, United Kingdom.
Title:Game Of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-century EuropeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.62 × 6.38 × 1.25 inPublished:November 29, 2016Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0465096786

ISBN - 13:9780465096787


Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favourite book! This is a new favourite book, it's more of a multi biography of the women of this period and how their actions influenced other queens around them! I loved it!
Date published: 2017-08-08

Editorial Reviews

"Inher elegant and engaging style, she combines incisive detail with over-archingand eye-opening themes of queenship and the role of women in a male-dominatedworld. This book is a wonderful, timely contribution to our understanding ofthe period, and a pacy and illuminating good read."-Alison Weir, author of The Lost Tudor Princess