ISBN 9780857201782,The Women Of The Cousins' War: The Duchess, The Queen And The King's Mother

The Women Of The Cousins' War: The Duchess, The Queen And The King's Mother



Simon & Schuster

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9780857201782

ISBN-10 0857201786


Number of Pages 336 Pages
Language (English)

Social history

Elizabeth Woodville, The White Queen (2009), Margaret Beaufort, The Red Queen (2010), and Jacquetta, Lady Rivers, The Rivers Woman (2011) are the subjects of thefirst three novels in Philippa Gregory's Cousins' War series, and of the three biographical essays in this book. Philippa Gregory and two historians, leading experts in their field who helped Philippa to research the novels, tell the extraordinary 'true' stories of the life of these women who until now have been largely forgotten by history, their background and times, highlighting questions which are raised in the fiction and illuminating the novels.With a foreword by Philippa Gregory - in which Philippa writes revealingly about the differences between history and fiction and examines the gaps in the historical record - and beautifully illustrated with rare portraits, Women of the Cousins' War is an exciting new addition to Philippa Gregory oeuvre.

About the Author
Philippa Gregory is an internationally renowned writer of historical novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl which was made into a major film in 2008, starring Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Eric Bana.
David Baldwin is an academic and author of four books including Elizabeth Woodville: mother of the Princes in the Tower.
Michael Jones is an academic and author of six books including The King's Mother, abiography of Margaret Beaufort which was shortlisted for the Whitfield Prize.