The Women of the Cousins' War: The Duchess, the Queen, and the King's Mother

Paperback | January 8, 2013

byPhilippa Gregory, David Baldwin, Michael Jones

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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 epic period.

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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 Grego...

Philippa Gregory is the author of several bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. She studied history at the University of Sussex and received a Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh. She welcomes visitors to her website, PhilippaGregory.com.David Baldwin taught history at t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:January 8, 2013Publisher:TouchstoneLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1451629559

ISBN - 13:9781451629552

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing and at times ridiculous This book is proof that Phillipa Gregory isn't a real historian. Her sources are few and far between, in fact she actually uses excepts from her fiction novels as references. An author should never cite themselves, much less a fictional novel. This alleged nonfiction book is basically her novels regurgitated and packaged in a new way. I would recommend Alison Weir over Phillipa Gregory any day, she actually write about real history and manages to do it in a way that is both academic and easy to read.
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“The publication of two books this season by Philippa Gregory gives us not only two more fascinating portraits of the English Wars of the Roses, it also opens a window onto the way the bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl applies her craft.”