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Author:
David Baldwin,Philippa Gregory
ISBN13:
978-1451629545
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1451629540
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Touchstone; First Edition edition (September 13, 2011)
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History & Criticism
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PHILIPPA GREGORY and her fellow historians describe the extraordinary lives of the . Read on, my friends David Baldwin is the author of the book’s essay on Elizabeth Woodville.

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 VI. The Women of the Cousins’ War began with a 40 page introduction which delivered Gregory’s thesis relating the similarities between historical fiction novelists and actual historians. David Baldwin is the author of the book’s essay on Elizabeth Woodville.

Philippa Gregory is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority .

Philippa Gregory is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Her work has been adapted for the screen in The Other Boleyn Girl movie and the critically acclaimed STARZ miniseries The White Queen and The White Princess. Her most recent novel is The Last Tudor. The women of the cousin's war were, in my opinion, some of the most fascinating, intelligent, strong willed and motivated women of their time. My hope for the book was that it would elucidate the war in context with the women who played such an important role in the war.

Jacquetta – By Philippa Gregory: Jacquetta of Luxembourg was a royal duchess who married beneath her for love .

Jacquetta – By Philippa Gregory: Jacquetta of Luxembourg was a royal duchess who married beneath her for love and became mother of a queen. In this unique presentation Philippa Gregory uses original documents, site visits and even archaeology to create the first biography ever written of the young duchess who survived two reigns and two wars to be the first lady at two rival courts. For Philippa's novel about her life, read The Lady of the Rivers. This book has been published both as 'The Women of the Cousins' War: The Duchess, The Queen and the King's Mother' and as 'The Women of the Cousins' War: The Real White Queen and Her Rivals'.

The Women of the Cousins' War: The Duchess, the Queen and the King's Mother is a 2011 book by historical novelist Philippa Gregory and historians David Baldwin and Michael K. Jones. It is a non-fiction work that explores the lives of three prominent women of the historical Wars of the Roses, all of whom Gregory has featured in her Cousins' War series of novels.

New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory joins two eminent historians to explore the extraordinary . Beautifully illustrated throughout with rare portraits and source materials, The Women of the Cousins’ War offers fascinating insights into the inspirations behind Philippa Gregory’s fiction and will appeal to all with an interest in this epic period.

Historical Novels by Philippa Gregory The Cousins’ War The White Queen The Red Queen The Lady of the Rivers The Tudor Court The Constant Princess . Family Tree: The Duchess, the Queen and the King’s Mother. Battles in the Cousins’ War: timeline and map.

Historical Novels by Philippa Gregory The Cousins’ War The White Queen The Red Queen The Lady of the Rivers The Tudor Court The Constant Princess The Other Boleyn Girl. INTRODUCTION Philippa Gregory. JACQUETTA OF LUXEMBOURG Philippa Gregory.

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, The Women of the Cousins' Waris an exciting new addition to the.

New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory joins two eminent historians to explore the extraordinary true stories of three women largely forgotten by history: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, queen of England; and Margaret Beaufort, the founder of the Tudor dynasty. Beautifully illustrated throughout with rare portraits and source materials, The Women of the Cousins War offers fascinating insights into the inspirations behind Philippa Gregory s fiction and will appeal to all with an interest in this epic period. 84 people like this topic.

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory. The War of the Roses depicted through the eyes of Henry VII’s mother Margaret Beaufort. We see her from an innocent nine-year-old to a conspiring courtier who stops at nothing to see her son on England’s throne

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory. We see her from an innocent nine-year-old to a conspiring courtier who stops at nothing to see her son on England’s throne. The Red Queen (Cousins' War Series Beautifully written just like the first of this series. The Red Queen (Cousins' War Series still have not read this but it is on my list! :) More information.

Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor .

Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the international bestseller The Other Boleyn Girl, which became a major film starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. She has written several bestselling novels set in the Tudor period and The Cousins' War series which is to be a major TV production. Philippa's other great interest is the charity that she founded nearly twenty years ago: Gardens for The Gambia.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory joins two eminent historians to explore the extraordinary true stories of three women largely forgotten by history: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, queen of England; and Margaret Beaufort, the founder of the Tudor dynasty.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. Beautifully illustrated throughout with rare portraits and source materials, The Women of the Cousins’ War offers fascinating insights into the inspirations behind Philippa Gregory’s fiction and will appeal to all with an interest in this epic period.
  • I was truly excited when I saw that this book was available for order. The women of the cousin's war were, in my opinion, some of the most fascinating, intelligent, strong willed and motivated women of their time. My hope for the book was that it would elucidate the war in context with the women who played such an important role in the war.

    I was not disappointed from that perspective! Jcquetta, Duchess of Bedford, her daughter Elizabeth Woodville, the Queen (one of my favorite monarchs) and Margaret Beaufort, wife to Henry VII and mother to Henry VIII. I learned quite about about them and their familial relationships - which is what I wanted to understand more clearly. I found that this book really helped me sort out the myriad 'players' in this most important historical frame. Coincidentally, I was re-reading "Elizabeth, England's Slandered Queen" by Arlene Okerlund at the same time and that really helped me sort through the myriad inter-relationships that were a part of this remarkable, but unstable, time in England's history.

    I might have given this a 5 start had it all been more 'fleshed out' but as general introduction to these amazing women and their important roles in the long conflict that ruled their lives I found the book to be well worth the reading. It will remain in my "British History Library"!

  • I really liked having 3 authors bring their insights and style of writing to this book... the women of the cousin's war were fascinating in their own right, and I esp. like the explanation of how scant historical documents leads to gaps filled in by educated fiction.

  • This was a most spectacular book. It gave me a perspective of the historical fiction/novel genre that I never had before. It proved a very valuable insight into these 3 women as well as the 3 authors and their processes. I would actually have liked to have read this first before I read all of the other Philippa Gregory books on my ancestors--these wonderful, powerful, insightful but forgotten women of the Cousins' War. The entire series of Philippa Gregory on all of the women of the era--that war--not just the Duchess, the Queen and the King's Mother are books that I will treasure forever and pass down to my children so that they may have a better understanding of their roots as well.

  • Even though these women's names have shown up on the fringes of history, it is great to finally get an in depth look at the real impact they had on history. Even if we think we know a lot about the the mystery of the princes in the tower, or the Tudor years, without these women who set the stage, none of what we know would ever have happened. The War of the Roses didn't occur in isolation. Rivalries had gone on for generations, and the Duchess Jaquetta's story, helps link it back in time, as well as far from Britain itself. Without Margaret Beaufort's immense ambition, and slightly bizarre view of her importance to God, it could be said that the Tudor dynasty would never have happened at all. And Elizabeth Woodville is allowed to break our of the role of schemer and harpy that she is often cast. I couldn't put it down.

  • I just got this book just a couple of days ago. I am already enjoying this book tremendiously. Another must read by Ms.. Gregory. I am truly enjoying this book. First comes the story of Jaquitta Of Luxomburg. This tells about her life, first marriage and death of her first husband, then her second marriage to Richard Woodville, her first husbands Stuard (Later to become Lord and Lady Rivers.)

    The second story concerns the eldest daugher of Jaquitta and Richards, Elizabeth. Wedded at the age of 15 to the 22 year old Eldest Grey Son. Very good. This book is a definate must read for anyone whom loves to read historical fiction of all these colorful women of the English times.

  • I really like the book, three essays each on one of the pivitol women in the Cousins war ie. The War of the Roses. This was a historical account and not a novel. But it was very readable and used conjecture to propose the missing peices. History on women in this time period is mostly through the men they were with during thge times. Highly recomend it to those who read the historical novels about this time period.

  • I thought it was a very well written and researched book. The different author's viewpoints were thorough and arranged well. It does a good job of fleshing out the possibilities of the characters but also readily admitting there are few primary sources and explaining why they think whats available supports their hypothesis.

    Unlike the many Alison Weir histories from the same time period, these authors do not try to constantly over compensate for lack of solid facts by giving meaningless historical facts that do not affect the characters (such as the price of every garment both in medieval and modern value)

  • I loved this book. I had noticed these women mentioned in other historical novels, many times only incidentally. I was very curious to know more about these significant women who played important roles in this period of English history. Have you felt the same way? If so, this is your book.