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    Description#1 "New York Times "bestselling author Philippa Gregory teams with two eminent historians to explore the historical characters in the real-life world behind her Wars of the Roses novels.PHILIPPA GREGORY and her fellow historians describe the extraordinary lives of the heroines of her Cousins' War books: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV; and Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII. 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. In the introduction, Gregory writes revealingly about the differences between history and historical fiction. How much of a role does speculation play in writing each? How much fiction and how much fact should there be in a historical novel? How are female historians changing our view of women in history? "The Women of the Cousins' War "is beautifully illustrated with rare portraits and source materials. As well as offering fascinating insights into the inspirations behind Philippa Gregory's fiction, it will appeal to all with an interest in this period.


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    Title
    The Women of the Cousins' War
    Subtitle
    The Duchess, the Queen, and the King's Mother
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philippa Gregory, By (author) David Baldwin, By (author) Michael Jones
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 342
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 576 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451629545
    ISBN 10: 1451629540
    Classifications

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    LC classification: DA250 .G74 2011
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    13 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "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."