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    DescriptionElizabeth Woodville is undoubtedly a historical character whose life no novelist would ever have dared invent. She has been portrayed as an enchantress; as an unprincipled advancer of her family's fortunes and a plucky but pitiful queen in Shakespeare's histories. She has been alternatively championed and vilified by her contemporaries and five centuries of historians, dramatists and novelists, but what was she really like? In this revealing account of Elizabeth's life David Baldwin sets out to tell the story of this complex and intriguing woman. Was she the malign influence many of her critics held her to be? Was she a sorceress who bewitched Edward IV? What was the fate of her two sons, the 'Princes in the Tower'? What did she, of all people, think had become of them, and why did Richard III mount a campaign of vilification against her? David Baldwin traces Elizabeth's career and her influence on the major events of her husband Edward IV's reign, and in doing so he brings to life the personal and domestic politics of Yorkist England and the elaborate ritual of court life.


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    Title
    Elizabeth Woodville
    Subtitle
    Mother of the Princes in the Tower
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Baldwin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 270 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780750938860
    ISBN 10: 0750938862
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000, HIS015000
    LC classification: JC
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/15CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    DC22: 942.044092
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHDJ
    Edition
    2, New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    30 black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 February 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    David Baldwin is a medieval historian, who has taught at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham for many years. His historical research has focused on the great medieval families in the Midlands and he has contributed articles to historical journals and lectured regularly to societies and conferences in this field.