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Game of queens : the women who made sixteenth-century Europe / Sarah Gristwood.

Author:
Gristwood, Sarah [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Basic Books, [2016]
Description:
xxxi, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary note:
"Sixteenth-century Europe saw an explosion of female rule. From Isabella of Castile and her granddaughter Mary Tudor, to Catherine de Medici, Anne Boleyn, and Elizabeth Tudor, women wielded enormous power over their territories for more than a hundred years. In the sixteenth century, as in our own, the phenomenon of the powerful woman offered challenges and opportunities. Opportunities, as when in 1529 Margaret of Austria and Louise of Savoy negotiated the "Ladies' peace" of Cambrai. Challenges, as when both Mary Queen of Scots and her kinswoman Elizabeth I came close to being destroyed by sexual scandal. A fascinating group biography of some of the most beloved (and reviled) queens in history, Game of Queens tells the story of the powerful women who drove European history"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-332) and index.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 9780465096787 (hardcover)
  • 0465096786 (hardcover)
LCCN:
2016038073
OCLC:
945232387
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