She Wolves: The Notorious Queens of Medieval England (Paperback)

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A history of the "bad girls" of England’s medieval royal dynasties, this book covers the queens who earned themselves the reputation of being somehow notorious. Some of them are well known and have been the subject of biographies—Eleanor of Aquitaine, Emma of Normandy, Isabella of France, and Anne Boleyn, for example—while others have not been written about outside academic journals. The appeal of these notorious queens, apart from their shared taste for witchcraft, murder, adultery, and incest, is that, because they were notorious, they attracted a great deal of attention during their lifetimes. She Wolves reveals much about the role of the medieval queen and the evolution of the role that led, ultimately, to the reign of Elizabeth I, and a new concept of queenship.

About the Author

Elizabeth Norton is the author of Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780750947367
ISBN-10: 0750947365
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2010
Pages: 288
Language: English