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By Philippa Gregory

Number one New York Times bestselling writer Philippa Gregory joins eminent historians to discover the intense real tales of 3 girls mostly forgotten via background: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, queen of britain; and Margaret Beaufort, the founding father of the Tudor dynasty.

In her essay on Jacquetta, Philippa Gregory makes use of unique files, archaeology, and histories of fantasy and witchcraft to create the first-ever biography of the younger duchess who survived reigns and wars to develop into the 1st woman at rival courts. David Baldwin, tested authority at the Wars of the Roses, tells the tale of Elizabeth Woodville, the 1st commoner to marry a king of britain for romance. And Michael Jones, fellow of the Royal ancient Society, writes of Margaret Beaufort, the almost-unknown matriarch of the home of Tudor.

Beautifully illustrated all through with infrequent pictures and resource fabrics, The girls of the Cousins’ War bargains interesting insights into the inspirations in the back of Philippa Gregory’s fiction and may entice all with an curiosity during this epic interval.

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