The Resource She-wolves : the women who ruled England before Elizabeth, Helen Castor

She-wolves : the women who ruled England before Elizabeth, Helen Castor

Label
She-wolves : the women who ruled England before Elizabeth
Title
She-wolves
Title remainder
the women who ruled England before Elizabeth
Statement of responsibility
Helen Castor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Edward VI died in 1553, the extraordinary fact was that there was no one left to claim the title of king of England. For the first time, English would have a reigning queen - but the question was which one: Katherine of Aragon's daughter Mary, Anne Boleyn's daughter Elizabeth, or one of their cousins, Lady Jane Grey or Mary, Queen of Scots. But female rule in England also had a past. Four hundred years before Edward's death, Mathilda, daughter of Henry I and granddaughter of William the Conqueror, came tantalisingly close to securing the crown for herself. And between the twelfth and fifthteenth centuries three more exceptional women, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France and Margaret of Anjou, discovered how much was possible if presumptions of male rule were not confronted so explicitly - and just how quickly they might be vilified as 'she-wolves' for their pains. The stories of these women, told here in all their vivid humanity, expose the paradox which the female heirs to the Tudor throne had no choice but to negotiate. Man was the head of woman, and the king was the head of all. How, then, could royal power lie in female hands?
Has edition
Summary
Explores women and power in England, as witnessed through the lives of six females who exercised power against the odds—and one who never got the chance
Writing style
Action
digitized
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
381138
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Castor, Helen
Dewey number
942.009/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA28.2
LC item number
.C37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elizabeth
  • Monarchy
  • Queens
  • Queens
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the women who ruled England before Elizabeth
Label
She-wolves : the women who ruled England before Elizabeth, Helen Castor
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=489149
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Beginnings -- 6 July 1553: the king is dead -- Long live the queen? -- Matilda: Lady of England -- This land grew dark -- Mathilda imperatrix -- Lady of England -- Greatest in her offspring -- Eleanor: an incomparable woman -- An incomparable woman -- The war without love -- By the wrath of god, Queen of England -- Surpassing almost all the queens of this world -- Isabella: Iron Lady -- One man so loved another -- Dearest and most powerful -- "Someone has come between my husband and myself" -- Iron lady -- Margaret: a great and strong laboured woman -- Our lady sovereign -- A great and strong laboured woman -- Might and power -- The queen sustains us -- New beginnings -- 6 July 1553: long live the queen -- Not of ladies' capacity -- A queen and by the same title a king also
Control code
ocn974381364
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 474 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780571271726
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
85E2E1B3-02CB-4E8B-B8F8-A61AB9B5AA81
System control number
(OCoLC)974381364
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
She-wolves : the women who ruled England before Elizabeth, Helen Castor
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=489149
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Beginnings -- 6 July 1553: the king is dead -- Long live the queen? -- Matilda: Lady of England -- This land grew dark -- Mathilda imperatrix -- Lady of England -- Greatest in her offspring -- Eleanor: an incomparable woman -- An incomparable woman -- The war without love -- By the wrath of god, Queen of England -- Surpassing almost all the queens of this world -- Isabella: Iron Lady -- One man so loved another -- Dearest and most powerful -- "Someone has come between my husband and myself" -- Iron lady -- Margaret: a great and strong laboured woman -- Our lady sovereign -- A great and strong laboured woman -- Might and power -- The queen sustains us -- New beginnings -- 6 July 1553: long live the queen -- Not of ladies' capacity -- A queen and by the same title a king also
Control code
ocn974381364
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 474 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780571271726
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
85E2E1B3-02CB-4E8B-B8F8-A61AB9B5AA81
System control number
(OCoLC)974381364
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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