The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses
Hardback 416pp Illustrated
9780465018314   Product Code: 11730
The Wars of the Roses that convulsed 15th century England sprang from a family quarrel as fraught and intimate as any before or since. It is often viewed in terms of its male protagonists but, as this rich, epic history makes clear, women played a key role, among them the Yorkist matriarch Cecily Neville; Margaret of Anjou, formidable wife of the mad King Henry VI; and Margaret Beaufort, whose ambition for her son ushered in the Tudor dynasty.